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."
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.
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
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