Foundation Voices is the Mensa Foundation blog, where you can learn about our programs and efforts from the Trustees themselves, as well as from committee chairs, appointees, donors, staff members and supporters of the Foundation.
We hope you'll find their insights informational and inspiring.
December 17, 2015
By Phyllis Miller, Trustee
The Foundation’s Awards for Excellence in Research and the Lifetime Achievement Awards provide recognition for researchers — recognition that helps generations of scholars bring new insights to the field of human intelligence, and the Mensa Research Journal helps spread the word about their work.
October 20, 2015
By Joan Hiller, Trustee
2015 has been a superb year at the Mensa Foundation. Together we have sent 187 students back to school with a little extra money for tuition and books, we explored the inner reaches of the brain and how it works, and our gifted children resources were used by teachers throughout the world. And we were just getting started.
September 22, 2015
By Heather Poirier and Dave Remine
The Mensa Foundation serves to address key parts of Mensa's mission statement: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity and to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence.
July 23, 2015
By Marie Mayer, Mensa Foundation Vice President
As we wrap up this year, 188 grateful students will receive scholarship money thanks to the donors and local groups who contributed funds to sustain and increase scholarship awards. The dedication of the 400 to 500 volunteers who serve as judges and chairs at the local, regional, national and international level are definitely the backbone of the program and make me very proud to be a Mensa member.
June 25, 2015
Every year, the bibliophilic faithful gather in Washington, D.C., for the Library of Congress' National Book Festival. Amid the thousands of people, hundreds of titles and dozens of authors, the Mensa Foundation plays an integral role in the success of the Festival.
March 7, 2013
By Delaney, Web site user
Bottom line: The Mensa for Kids site is a great resource for gifted kids and their parents and teachers. There is definitely something for every personality; whether your passion is games, science, reading, history, or poetry, you will find it at Mensa For Kids.
December 1, 2012
By Michael Jacobson
Donations to the Foundation are used to increase the breadth and value of our scholarship programs and to develop outreach efforts to raise the Foundation's global visibility. In addition, these contributions advance Foundation projects like those focused on educating gifted youth, the Conversations with Mensa podcast series and work aimed at establishing international relationships allowing translation of Foundation materials into native languages.
June 1, 2012
By Phyllis Miller
Do you know how the brain works? Do you know how much (or how little) education matters? How much your genes have to do with it? Do you know what will happen as you get older, or if you suffer a stroke, or if you eat or drink a particular thing? And do you know how your life could have been completely different if you had had a different teacher in third grade? In its 40-year history, the Mensa Research Journal has published information on all of these subjects and many more.