Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

March 13, 2020

Postsecondary Success Notes | Resources for higher ed during COVID-19

Colleagues,

As a community and a nation, we are facing unprecedented questions and challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a team, our paramount concern is the health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff at institutions nationwide, as well as the staff of our many grantees and partners. As a foundation, we have committed at least $100 million to combat this pandemic, both in the U.S. and around the world.

We have included in this message links to up-to-date reporting on the situation and institutional responses and resources, as well as official guidance for colleges and universities from the U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will continue to monitor these and other resources for timely and accurate information about the higher education community’s response.

Please know that our commitment to student success continues as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Regards,
Patrick Methvin