Dr. Jonathan Fanton joins Juniper Advisory as a Senior Advisor

Juniper Advisory announces that Dr. Jonathan Fanton has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor where he will supplement the team focused on providing merger and acquisition advisory services to the higher education sector.

Dr. Fanton is President Emeritus of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He served as Interim Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. From 1999 to 2009, Dr. Fanton was President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and for seventeen years was President of The New School for Social Research where he led the merger with The Manne’s College of Music and the World Policy Institute.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Fanton was affiliated with the University of Chicago and Yale University, where he was Special Assistant to President Kingman Brewster. Dr. Fanton has long been associated with charitable and development organizations and has chaired the Human Rights Watch, Security Council Report, the Union Square Local Development Corporation, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New York. Dr. Fanton is currently on the boards of Scholars At Risk, World Refugee and Migration Council, American University Afghanistan, European Humanities University and the American Exchange Project.

“Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to Juniper’s growing higher education team.  His deep expertise and background with a variety of the country’s leading education and philanthropic institutions strengthens Juniper’s ability to advance our client’s objectives in strategic partnership transactions,” said Rex Burgdorfer, Partner at Juniper Advisory.

“The field of higher education is undergoing immense change.  Universities and Colleges are experiencing newfound pressure to provide academic programs and resources tailored to modern students.  Proactively assessing partnership alternatives has become a common practice and holds the potential to create new and innovative solutions,” said Dr. Fanton.

“Jonathan literally wrote the book on The University and Civil Society.  His experience contending with the same issues our clients are facing as he led some of the nation’s leading organizations of higher education and philanthropy further distinguishes Juniper’s unmatched not-for-profit partnership advisory services.  We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said Casey Webb, Executive Director at Juniper.


About Juniper Advisory

Juniper is a specialized, independent advisory firm focused on providing not-for-profit organizations with expert guidance related to partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and a range of M&A growth strategies. Over the last 30 years, the Juniper team has worked with more than 200 of the nation’s leading hospital companies on strategic business combinations and has advised on many of the most complex and innovative transactions in the industry.

Additional information about Juniper Advisory can be found at www.juniperadvisory.com.