The Robert Toigo Foundation


Toigo began with a focus on Fellowship providing a needed but missing network of career connections, training and support to diverse MBA graduates launching careers in finance. We’ve grown from our first class of seven at Columbia to a network of 1,300+ at 20+ top MBA programs. This early touch with talent, with tomorrow’s leaders, remains core to our mission.

Beginning the first of each year, we issue a call for the best and brightest incoming MBA candidates–diverse men and women* with deep finance, strategy and quantitative skills. More than 500 apply; following a rigorous review and selection process, we identify those who best represent the Foundation’s commitment to excellence, leadership and change.

For firms, Toigo talent represents a highly sought-after group of rising professionals; one media outlet dubbed our Fellows “the Rhode Scholars of finance.” Firms work closely with the Foundation and engage in various initiatives as a way to get direct exposure to our Fellows, offer summer intern and potentially full-time career opportunities. Here’s what makes a Toigo Fellow stand-out:

  • PREPARED – Fellows attend two intense training weekends during each year of their MBA study. We’ve tailored this Toigo curriculum as an enhancement to existing MBA courses with the goal of providing leadership training to tackle issues unique to diverse professionals.
  • AWARE – We coach our MBA Fellows to assess their career focus, core strengths and provide mentoring not just at the start of their careers but along the full arc. This hands-on counsel ensures our talent has high self awareness, communications skills, as well all deep quant skills.
  • EXEMPLARY – Toigo Fellows benefit from stand-out distinction in the eyes of employers and industry leaders. When they graduate and become Alums, their networks continue to grow–directly benefiting the firms where they work.

Connect With Toigo Talent

For firms, there are a number of direct touch points to meet Toigo Fellows and explore summer and/or full-time opportunities. Reach out to discuss how your firm can get engaged.



* Toigo uses the U.S. Census definition of ethnic minorities for diversity; all Fellows must be enrolled in an US-based program (2-year is typical but includes JD/MBA, Masters in Real Estate, Masters in Finance)