GIVING TUESDAY For a Just Society!



Help us raise $25 000 to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Endowments Investment Processes.



On #GivingTuesday, make a positive impact in support of IEN's JEDI initiative and operations by Making a donation today!

Online contributions are quick and easy through PayPal


What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving, established in 2012 as a way to begin the giving season and encourage people to give back to charity. 


Learn more about our network efforts from IEN's Director of JEDI, Paris Prince and support our campaign during this holidays season!

Why should I Support IEN's Giving Tuesday Campaign?

Higher education institutions are pivotal actors with the power to drive systemic change. College and university endowment assets collectively total more than $821 billion. However, determining the proportion of those assets managed by diverse-owned firms remains a challenge. Your donation will help us provide educational opportunities to endowment decision-makers on investing with a DEI lens. Donations will also help us include more HBCUs/MSIs in the sustainable investing conversation and fund our operation needs. 

How is my Giving Tuesday donation used?

A gift of $50...

Could keep our programming going by providing our staff with a cup of coffee and purchase software subscriptions.


A gift of $250...

Could provide sustainable investing resources such as toolkits, reports for endowments to learn best practices and apply them in their investment strategies  

A gift of $1000...

Could help plan an educational event. We plan an average of 12 webinars, a conference and a forum per year for higher education leaders to learn from peers.

Give to amplify the work being done at IEN today!

What do we do with your Giving Tuesday Donations?

IEN strive to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its initiatives. This year we've hired a Director of JEDI, Paris Prince to help integrate these principles, and since then we've been able to achieve the following:

  • IEN has collaborated with GEM to publish an essay highlighting the essential role of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in investment decisions for AASHE’s 2022 Anthology.
  • We hosted a three part series on Unconscious Bias in the Investment Industry to address the underrepresentation of ESG and diverse led asset management firms in the institutional marketplace during Black history month.
  • We had 650+ higher Education professionals join us at our 2022 Summit to be inspired and learn how to prioritize issues like climate justice, allocating to diverse managers, and investing with a racial and gender equity lens.
  • We also hosted a successful Climate Week event this fall with the open remarks of Derrick Johnson, CEO of the NAACP. 

Here is what event attendees had to say about the Climate Week Event: 

"I woke up this morning thinking what an inspiring roundtable event that was yesterday. Thank you to all at IEN for the hard work of organizing it. It was wonderful to network and learn from so many interesting and committed organizations and people.


"Of all my Climate Week events, the IEN afternoon stood out as being a place where investors came together to work on hard issues.  I have had many follow ups and really appreciate your leadership in putting together a format that encouraged real dialogue and action.  I look forward to more work together."

Looking Ahead...

Hitting our year end fundraising goal will help us build off this work and support more endowments in investing for an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative society by:

  • Growing our JEDI working group
  • Engaging more diverse managers and minority-serving institutions in the Network
  • Host a BIPOC/HBCU/Leaders of Color dinner at the 2023 Summit to build, strengthen and recognize BIPOC leadership in climate justice work
  • Fund our operation needs



Give to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Endowment Investment Process Today!


More Ways to Give

Want to support IEN but don't want to donate online? 

Give by Mail 

Mail your check to:

The Crane Institute of Sustainability, Inc.

P.O. Box 983

Andover, MA 01810

Checks made payable to The Crane Institute of Sustainability* can be mailed to P.O. Box 983 Andover, MA 01810, or contact business manager Noreen Marton to process a wire transfer.


Thank you for making a difference!

Get up to date IEN News

Sign up for our Newsletters