The Goldman Sachs Foundation Launches Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program With a $3 Million Dollar Grant and a Partnership With Institute of International Education (IIE)

- Twenty U.S. University Students Recognized as Goldman Sachs Global Leaders -



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Goldman Sachs Foundation

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with The Goldman Sachs
 Foundation's commitment to developing young leaders for the new century, 20
 U.S. university students were the first to be publicly recognized for their
 outstanding academic and leadership achievements.  They have been given the
 distinction of Goldman Sachs Global Leaders as part of the Foundation's new
 initiative, the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, which invests in the
 preparation of talented students for distinctive service to society and their
 future professions.
     The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with
 educational organizations in selected countries, is conducting an annual
 competition on 54 of the world's finest college campuses to identify 100 of
 the most accomplished second-year students for the Goldman Sachs Global
 Leaders Program.  Last week, in a public ceremony in New York, the Foundation
 awarded 20 of these exceptionally talented and bright students from U.S.
 schools with the distinction of being "Goldman Sachs Global Leaders" and an
 award of $2,000.  The 20 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders and their hometowns are
 listed alphabetically by the names of their universities below.
 
     Rocio Digon, Belmont, MA, Amherst College
     Elvita Dominique, Stamford, CT, Barnard College
     Lillian Liang Zhao, Providence, RI, Brown University
     Jessica Beard, Houston, Texas, Columbia University
     Jonathan Pollard, Fayetteville, PA, Cornell University
     Syed Atif Ansar, Islamabad, Pakistan, Georgetown University
     Fulton Eaglin, Ann Arbor, MI, Morehouse College
     Adam Nebesar, Canaan, NY, Princeton University
     Anne Pence Miller, Hanover, MA, Smith College
     Carolyn Elizabeth Perry, Brentwood, TN, Spelman College
     Christopher Lyle, Dallas, TX, Stanford University
     Camilo Romero, Costa Mesa, CA, University of California, Berkley
     Lisa Schwartz, East Hills, NY, Harvard University
     Vincent Indelicato, Staten Island, NY, Haverford College
     Marianna Ofosu, Bethesda, MD, Howard University
     Sina Kevin Nazemi, Woodinville, WA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Candis Jenaise Robinson, Philadelphia, PA, University of Miami
     Gwendolyn B. Arnold, Lambertville, MI, University of Michigan
     David Levin, Dallas, TX, University of Pennsylvania
     Chesa Gilbert Boudin, Chicago, IL, Yale University
 
     Ten of the students listed above, and 40 other students selected
 internationally this spring, will be given the distinction of "top honors."
 These 50 outstanding students will have the opportunity to participate in the
 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Institute in late July in New York City, and will
 receive an additional $3,000 and a laptop computer with Internet access.
     The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Institute will offer this select group of
 students from around the world an opportunity to examine collaboratively
 important issues such as global leadership, the new world economy, e-commerce,
 and international development.  Challenging and thought-provoking seminars
 will be led by world-renowned faculty from leading U.S. business schools and
 by experienced senior Goldman Sachs executives.  Additional activities for
 participants will include cultural events and a tour of New York City,
 including sites such as the United Nations and the New York Stock Exchange.
     "The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program invests in the preparation of
 talented students for distinctive service to society and their future
 professions and reflects the Foundation's mission, 'to identify and promote
 innovation and excellence in education worldwide,'" said Stephanie Bell-Rose,
 President, The Goldman Sachs Foundation.  She continues, "The Goldman Sachs
 Global Leaders Program will leave a lasting, positive impact on young people
 around the world at an important time of their lives."
 
     The Goldman Sachs Foundation was funded in 1999 with a $200 million
 donation from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in connection with its initial
 public offering.  Goldman Sachs is the leading global investment banking and
 securities firm that provides a full range of investing, advisory and
 financing services worldwide.  The Foundation is an important element of the
 tradition of philanthropy and public leadership at Goldman Sachs.  The firm
 also makes direct contributions through its Charitable Services department and
 encourages volunteerism through its Community TeamWorks program.
     The Foundation's mission is to promote innovation and excellence in
 education worldwide.  Funding priorities are determined by a periodic
 assessment of needs and funding opportunities in the field of education.
 Current priorities are to enhance academic performance and prospects for life
 achievement of students at the secondary school level, to develop the
 abilities of promising high potential youth worldwide, and to support the high
 quality of education for young people in business and entrepreneurship.
 
     The Institute of International Education, founded in 1919, is the world
 leader in the exchange of people and ideas.  IIE has a network of 19 offices
 worldwide, over 600 college and university members, and more than 6,000
 volunteers.  In collaboration with governments, corporate and private
 foundations, and other sponsors, IIE designs and implements programs of study
 and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from
 all sectors.  IIE also conducts policy research and provides advising and
 counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.  Information
 about IIE can be obtained from IIE's website: http://www.iie.org.
 
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SOURCE Goldman Sachs Foundation
    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with The Goldman Sachs
 Foundation's commitment to developing young leaders for the new century, 20
 U.S. university students were the first to be publicly recognized for their
 outstanding academic and leadership achievements.  They have been given the
 distinction of Goldman Sachs Global Leaders as part of the Foundation's new
 initiative, the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, which invests in the
 preparation of talented students for distinctive service to society and their
 future professions.
     The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with
 educational organizations in selected countries, is conducting an annual
 competition on 54 of the world's finest college campuses to identify 100 of
 the most accomplished second-year students for the Goldman Sachs Global
 Leaders Program.  Last week, in a public ceremony in New York, the Foundation
 awarded 20 of these exceptionally talented and bright students from U.S.
 schools with the distinction of being "Goldman Sachs Global Leaders" and an
 award of $2,000.  The 20 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders and their hometowns are
 listed alphabetically by the names of their universities below.
 
     Rocio Digon, Belmont, MA, Amherst College
     Elvita Dominique, Stamford, CT, Barnard College
     Lillian Liang Zhao, Providence, RI, Brown University
     Jessica Beard, Houston, Texas, Columbia University
     Jonathan Pollard, Fayetteville, PA, Cornell University
     Syed Atif Ansar, Islamabad, Pakistan, Georgetown University
     Fulton Eaglin, Ann Arbor, MI, Morehouse College
     Adam Nebesar, Canaan, NY, Princeton University
     Anne Pence Miller, Hanover, MA, Smith College
     Carolyn Elizabeth Perry, Brentwood, TN, Spelman College
     Christopher Lyle, Dallas, TX, Stanford University
     Camilo Romero, Costa Mesa, CA, University of California, Berkley
     Lisa Schwartz, East Hills, NY, Harvard University
     Vincent Indelicato, Staten Island, NY, Haverford College
     Marianna Ofosu, Bethesda, MD, Howard University
     Sina Kevin Nazemi, Woodinville, WA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Candis Jenaise Robinson, Philadelphia, PA, University of Miami
     Gwendolyn B. Arnold, Lambertville, MI, University of Michigan
     David Levin, Dallas, TX, University of Pennsylvania
     Chesa Gilbert Boudin, Chicago, IL, Yale University
 
     Ten of the students listed above, and 40 other students selected
 internationally this spring, will be given the distinction of "top honors."
 These 50 outstanding students will have the opportunity to participate in the
 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Institute in late July in New York City, and will
 receive an additional $3,000 and a laptop computer with Internet access.
     The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Institute will offer this select group of
 students from around the world an opportunity to examine collaboratively
 important issues such as global leadership, the new world economy, e-commerce,
 and international development.  Challenging and thought-provoking seminars
 will be led by world-renowned faculty from leading U.S. business schools and
 by experienced senior Goldman Sachs executives.  Additional activities for
 participants will include cultural events and a tour of New York City,
 including sites such as the United Nations and the New York Stock Exchange.
     "The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program invests in the preparation of
 talented students for distinctive service to society and their future
 professions and reflects the Foundation's mission, 'to identify and promote
 innovation and excellence in education worldwide,'" said Stephanie Bell-Rose,
 President, The Goldman Sachs Foundation.  She continues, "The Goldman Sachs
 Global Leaders Program will leave a lasting, positive impact on young people
 around the world at an important time of their lives."
 
     The Goldman Sachs Foundation was funded in 1999 with a $200 million
 donation from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in connection with its initial
 public offering.  Goldman Sachs is the leading global investment banking and
 securities firm that provides a full range of investing, advisory and
 financing services worldwide.  The Foundation is an important element of the
 tradition of philanthropy and public leadership at Goldman Sachs.  The firm
 also makes direct contributions through its Charitable Services department and
 encourages volunteerism through its Community TeamWorks program.
     The Foundation's mission is to promote innovation and excellence in
 education worldwide.  Funding priorities are determined by a periodic
 assessment of needs and funding opportunities in the field of education.
 Current priorities are to enhance academic performance and prospects for life
 achievement of students at the secondary school level, to develop the
 abilities of promising high potential youth worldwide, and to support the high
 quality of education for young people in business and entrepreneurship.
 
     The Institute of International Education, founded in 1919, is the world
 leader in the exchange of people and ideas.  IIE has a network of 19 offices
 worldwide, over 600 college and university members, and more than 6,000
 volunteers.  In collaboration with governments, corporate and private
 foundations, and other sponsors, IIE designs and implements programs of study
 and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from
 all sectors.  IIE also conducts policy research and provides advising and
 counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.  Information
 about IIE can be obtained from IIE's website: http://www.iie.org.
 
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