Carl Schramm Decides to Step Down as Kauffman Foundation CEO
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Posted by: Kristina Moy
By Wendy Guillies, Kauffman Foundation
KANSAS CITY, Mo, Jan. 3, 2012—The Ewing Marion
Kauffmann Foundation and Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the
Foundation, today announced that, after achieving the milestone of a
decade of dedicated service, Schramm has decided to step down from the
Foundation in order to return to scholarship and business.
"We appreciate the valuable service of Carl Schramm and his many
contributions to entrepreneurship and education," said Tom McDonnell,
chairman, speaking on behalf of the Board of Trustees. "He has served
the Kauffman Foundation longer than any former leader of the Foundation
and longer than almost any non-founder executive. His service has
expanded the influence of the Kauffman Foundation to have a truly global
impact on the appreciation and development of entrepreneurship."
Schramm and the Trustees are committed to fulfilling the vision and
maintaining the legacy of its founding donor, Ewing Marion Kauffman, by
continuing to promote entrepreneurship and to improve education in our
community and country. Under Schramm's leadership the Foundation has
revamped Kauffman Scholars, created Global Entrepreneurship Week and
became the authoritative source for research on entrepreneurship and its
implications for growth and social welfare. Schramm has assured the
Board of Trustees that he will continue to be available to support the
continuing evolution of the Kauffman Foundation and its transition to
new leadership that will address its ongoing changes and challenges.
Read more about Schramm and his successor, Benno C. Schmidt Jr.