TMCF welcomes new board member Francis O. Idehen, Jr.

Washington, DC (September 7, 2016) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has appointed Exelon Vice President and Treasurer, Francis O. Idehen, Jr. to its Board of Directors, announced Jim Clifton—TMCF Board Chairman and President of Gallup.

Mr. Idehen joined Exelon Corporation in 2011. He first served as Managing Director of Exelon’s Private Investments Organization, and was later promoted to Vice President of Investor Relations.

“When you look at our board, you will find diverse leaders from many facets of corporate America,” said Clifton. “Mr. Idehen’s impressive career in the energy sector will add tremendous value to TMCF.”

Mr. Idehen’s corporate career displays his vast experience. His professional background includes leadership roles at Goldman Sachs, Intel, and Lehman Brothers. Never forgetting to give back to the community, Idehen actively serves on several community organizations, foundations, and boards like the Illinois State Universities Retirement System.

“Education is the single most empowering tool for changing one’s own circumstances — I know this first-hand,” said Idehen. “Joining the TMCF Board of Directors provides an opportunity to not only pay it forward, but also support students and families in my community and cultivate the next generation of leaders through an impactful, transformative organization like TMCF.”

Idehen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

“There is no doubt TMCF, and our students, will benefit greatly from having Mr. Idehen on our Board,” said TMCF President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. “Having a senior executive from Exelon, a Fortune 150 energy company, provides a unique opportunity for HBCUs to showcase all of their faculty and student talent, particularly those focused on STEM.”

About Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), established in 1987, is named for the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities—access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit: www.tmcf.org.