Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Affiliations: Strategies for Thriving in a Down Economy


Speaking Engagement

A Breakfast Briefing presented by:
Gray Plant  Mooty’s Higher Education Practice Team

Speakers: Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop and Sarah Duniway

Colleges and universities of all sizes are struggling in this tough economy. With reduced endowments, higher financial aid needs, and ever-increasing expenses, colleges and universities are being forced to find creative ways to finance their operations and programs. One strategy that could help your institution continue to thrive is transforming what might currently be informal relationships with the private sector and other higher education institutions to more formal collaborations. Please join us for a presentation and discussion on examples of collaborations and affiliations, from the novel to the traditional. We will also identify the various legal, governance, and tax-exemption issues that arise in such arrangements, and discuss how they can be addressed.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Gray Plant Mooty, 500 IDS Center–5th Floor, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402