BOSTON, MA, April 13, 2012 – Jumpstart, a national early education non-profit organization, announced today the appointment of Anjan Mukherjee to its board of directors. Mukherjee will join a team of business leaders, philanthropists, and academics including Chris Stadler, Jumpstart board chairman and Managing Director of CVC Capital Partners, as it leads the organization in preparing preschool-aged children from low-income communities to enter kindergarten with the skills necessary for success.
Mukherjee is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone in New York City. Mukherjee joined Blackstone in 2001. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Mukherjee was with Thomas H. Lee Company and Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Mukherjee received a BA from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude as a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a Director of Polymer Group, TeleTech Holdings and Emedon, Inc.
“It’s an exciting time for Anjan to join Jumpstart’s board of directors,” said Naila Bolus, president and CEO of Jumpstart. “Jumpstart is approaching a period of growth and Anjan’s expertise and leadership will be a tremendous asset in helping fuel us as we propel forward.”
“I am very proud to join the Jumpstart family in preparing the country’s most vulnerable children to enter school prepared to succeed and helping every child to achieve their full potential,” said Anjan Mukherjee. “I look forward to partnering with Jumpstart as we work to combat America’s early education crisis.”
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and costeffective program by training college students and community volunteers to work with preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.
Press Contact: Joy Errico
Vice President of External Relations, Jumpstart