SOURCE: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

December 17, 2010 08:00 ET

Alexis Glick Joins Kauffman Foundation as Senior Fellow

Veteran Media Personality to Advise Foundation on Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Initiatives

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) -  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced that Alexis Glick joined the Foundation as a senior fellow. Glick will use her experience as a business news anchor and community leader and her expertise in the financial sector to advise the Foundation on entrepreneurship and community engagement activities.

Glick, a veteran media personality and former Wall Street executive, currently is a strategic advisor to several well-known media and finance companies. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for CECP, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, an internal forum of business CEOs and Chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy. Glick, a frequent guest and contributor, appears regularly on television, radio and in person at speaking engagements across the country discussing the economy, the political landscape and corporate giving.

Previously, Glick helped launch Fox Business News, the largest cable news launch in history. At Fox Business, she served as vice president of Business News and anchored "Money for Breakfast" and "The Opening Bell." Prior to joining FOX, she served as a correspondent for NBC News' "Today Show," where she co-anchored the third hour of that program. Before her stint at NBC News, she was the senior trading correspondent for CNBC and reported from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, providing live daily updates for "Squawk Box." While at CNBC, Glick also contributed to "Street Signs" and "Closing Bell."

"It is an honor and a privilege to work with one of the world's leaders in entrepreneurship and education. The groundbreaking work that the Kauffman Foundation produces daily is a guiding force for politicians, academics, corporations and business leaders," said Glick. "There is no better time than the present to join forces with the wonderful people at the Kauffman Foundation to make sure we keep the American dream alive through entrepreneurial innovation, job creation and a renewed economic outlook."

Earlier in her career, Glick was an executive at Morgan Stanley, where she headed floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange. A member of the New York Stock Exchange since 2002, she was the first and youngest woman to manage such an operation for a bulge bracket firm, and served as one of its top producers on the Listed Equity Trading Desk. She began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in the equities division.

Glick is a graduate of Columbia University, where she now serves as a member of the board of directors of the College Alumni Association.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students' math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students set to open in 2011. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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