About the Gateway to Leadership Foundation
A Turnkey Solution for Diverse Talent
The Gateway to Leadership (GTL) Foundation supports a variety of programs to foster career awareness and workforce readiness for aspiring minority students seeking internships and entry-level employment opportunities in our industry.
GTL is a 501c3 organization administered by the Money Management Institute (MMI). It offers MMI member firms an opportunity to increase their workplace diversity while providing access to an extraordinary talent pool of highly motivated young professionals. Shifting from its traditional intern placement model, the GTL Foundation will now comprise of at least five different programs supported by one master fund. These programs include the Career Awareness, Industry Education, Summer Intern Access, Summer Experience, and Full-Time Entry-Level programs.
Over the past ten years, GTL has awarded over 180 internships to minority students through a national search of qualified candidates. Leading firms in the industry – members of MMI – hosted these students at their firms for the summer, providing them with impactful work experience and an understanding of the investment advisory solutions industry.
Recap -- The 2017 Gateway to Leadership Summer Experience
Nine interns participated in the 2017 GTL Summer Experience program. MMI thanks the following firms for hosting these interns for nine-week internships.
Amundi Pioneer Asset Management
Franklin Templeton Investments
Principal Global Investors
Voya Investment Management
Wealthcare Capital Management
This year, MMI continued to work with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to source diverse interns for the participating member firms. MMI also worked directly with member firms to enroll their self-recruited diverse interns into the program to benefit from the GTL Summer Experience.
MMI added more educational content and activities to the program experience, such as mentorships, current event discussions, industry insight calls and NetMeetings featuring guest speakers from the industry, and an online professional communication development course. The quality of the program’s educational content and the level of industry engagement was invaluable for the interns as they pursue a career in the investment advisory solutions industry.
Read about the 2016 program year.
Watch FundFire's interview with Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, MMI: Money Management Industry Contends with Lack of Diversity.
GTL Foundation announced newly formed Board of Trustees to lead the program's expansion.
Sarah Nau (Reinhart)
MMI Vice President, Next Generation Initiatives Manager