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Ex-Carleton College CIO Joins Minnesota Foundation

Jason Matz will oversee the $448 million foundation as well as four independent funds making up Arbor Philanthropy.

The GHR Foundation has hired ex-Carleton College CIO Jason Matz as its investment chief as part of an effort to “build the organization and enhance its results both locally and globally,” the foundation announced last week.

As CIO, Matz will oversee investment management for the $447.8 million foundation, as well as the four other independent family foundations that make up Arbor Philanthropy.

“In our more than 50 years, GHR Foundation has supported the work of grantees making a profound difference in our program areas of global development, health, and education,” said Amy Goldman, CEO and chair of the GHR Foundation. “Jason will help us to amplify that impact through [his] leadership and expert counsel to our board and program staff."

Matz served as chief investment officer of Carleton College for about 13 years before joining GHR. At the college, he was the first person hired to build an investment team and manage the endowment. 

Prior to joining Carleton, he was the director of global equity research at Minneapolis-based investment consulting firm Jeffrey Slocum & Associates (now part of Pavilion Advisory Group) and an investment analyst at the Minnesota State Board of Investment.

Matz holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University. He serves on the investment committees of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

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