The Christie Foundation supports programs, initiatives, and organizations committed to excellence in higher education, access to quality health care both nationally and globally, and fostering strong communities.

About The Christie Foundation

The Christie Foundation funds a variety of initiatives related to its mission, including student scholarships, graduate fellowships, and public health initiatives in developing countries and underserved populations in the United States. In 2015 the Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation became partners in an effort to address the national opioid crisis as it affects young adults, particularly college and university students.

The Christie Foundation’s mission

The mission of the Christie Foundation is to study and analyze issues of public interest in the areas of health care generally and in connection with higher education. To promote collaboration and achieve greater synergy in addressing issues in such areas, thereby overcoming structural barriers to solving problems in the fields of health care and higher education in the United States and globally, and to produce and publicize research and other materials in furtherance of these endeavors.

Frederick ChicosFounder/Chairman

Mr. Chicos is the Founder and Chairman of The Christie Foundation, a charitable corporation established by Mr. Chicos focusing on education and public health. A nationally renowned business leader, Mr. Chicos is the former Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Chickering Group, the nation’s leading provider of student health insurance, which was acquired by Aetna Life Insurance Company in 2003. Mr. Chicos is a Trustee Emeritus of Boston University, member of the External Executive Board of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University, Trustee Emeritus of Mount Auburn Hospital, and a member of The Kraft Center National Leadership Council. Mr. Chicos has played an active role on other prominent boards, as well as served on the Advisory Boards for both Boston University Medical School and NYU School of Nursing. Mr. Chicos holds a BA from Harvard University.