Yale University has received a generous $16 million contribution from The Starr Foundation, a private charitable foundation chaired by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg. In recognition of this gift, the university has renamed its signature leadership education initiative the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program.
Since its founding in 2002, the World Fellows program has brought talented mid-career professionals from around the world to participate in immersive leadership development at Yale. Its aim is to cultivate and empower a global network of people who are prominent in their own communities and committed to a better world. To date, the program has reached 275 fellows from 84 countries. The Starr Foundation’s gift adds significantly to the program’s endowment, securing a permanent source of funding.