MIT Morningside Academy for Design was established in March of 2022 through a $100 million gift from The Morningside Foundation.
The new academy, which aims to foster collaboration and innovation on campus, will be housed in the School of Architecture and Planning. It will strengthen MIT’s ongoing efforts to tackle pressing issues of global importance, such as climate adaptation, public health, transportation, and civic engagement.
In September 2021, the Morningside Foundation made an unrestricted gift of $175 million to University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, the largest gift ever to the UMass system.
In its support of UMass Medical School, The Morningside Foundation recognizes the importance of public-private education. The state’s only public medical school will be renamed the UMass Chan Medical School, and its three graduate schools will be called the T.H. Chan School of Medicine, the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, and the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition is a multidisciplinary international student competition aimed at addressing real-world global health challenges. The competition includes teams from six continents. Competitors come from diverse disciplines including the health sciences, business, law, theology and ethics. The annual event now features two global health case competitions, one intramural and one international.
As a school and education non-profit, the WPS Institute creates innovative programs and partnerships to transform learning. WPS advances models of schooling where learning thrives everywhere, in classrooms and beyond; where students and their families are empowered to shape their own educational journeys; and where entire communities contribute to the development of young people. WPS is based outside of Boston, MA.
In September 2014, the Morningside Foundation made an unrestricted gift of $350 million to Harvard University to support its School of Public Health which was renamed Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven this gift prescient.
Modeled after the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, Morningside College is a residential college within the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Under the guidance of its founding master, Nobel Laureate Sir James Mirrlees, the College had its first intake of students in 2010.
Since 1996, Morningside Music Bridge has brought young, talented, classical musicians from around the world for master’s classes each summer at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.
Graduates of the Morningside Music Bridge have gone on to win prestigious awards from competitions such as the Paganini International Violin Competition, the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition for Young Artists Award and the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
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The Morningside Scholars are members of an honors college in Zhejiang University in China. One of the Morningside Scholars won a Rhodes Scholarship in 2016, the first year students from China were admitted.
Thirty of Zhejiang University’s 5,000 freshmen are selected each year to enroll in this honors program. The Morningside Scholars complete extra coursework in Chinese civilization and global studies as well as engage in overseas internships.
Since 1996, Morningside has provided 500 scholarships annually to indigent students admitted to five leading universities in China.