#CBMATurns10 Honoree Spotlight: John W. Rogers, Jr.

CBMA Is thrilled to celebrate the work and legacy of one of this year's #CBMATurns10 Gala and Fundraiser Honorees, John W. Rogers, Jr.! 

Rogers is Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments -- the largest African American led mutual fund in the country, with over $13 billion in assets under management. Rogers serves on the boards of McDonald’s, Exelon, and The New York Times Company and co-founded the annual Black Corporate Directors Conference to increase diversity and inclusion in corporate boardrooms.

In 2008, Rogers was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumnus whose career embodies a commitment to national service. Furthermore, he has been highlighted alongside legendary investors Warren Buffett, Sir John Templeton and Ben Graham in the distinguished book, The World's 99 Greatest Investors by Magnus Angenfelt. Read here for Rogers' full biography.

Rogers has been a crucial partner to CBMA, calling for the building of generational wealth for a population that has long been excluded from it. In 2012, CBMA and Open Society Foundations were honored to host him as a presenter at the Black Male Achievement Innovation and Impact Forum, where he discussed the importance of investing in Black men and boys.