MBA, CoreLogic Establish Frank Nothaft Memorial Fellowship Fund

The Mortgage Bankers Association and CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., announced the Dr. Frank Nothaft Memorial Fellowship Fund at Columbia University, in honor of the longtime CoreLogic Chief Economist who passed away suddenly in June.

Nothaft had been Chief Economist with CoreLogic since 2015; he previously spent 29 years with Freddie Mac, 14 of those as its Chief Economist. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he also taught and conducted research.

“We knew Frank as a warm, engaging, clever friend, one of the brightest and most influential minds in our industry,” said MBA President & CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB. “His research and insight were best-in-class, which is why he was an ever-present sight on stage at industry conferences and events, and a highly sought-after source by news outlets around the country. MBA is proud to partner with CoreLogic to establish the Dr. Frank Nothaft Memorial Fellowship Fund.”

The goal is to raise $250,000 to create an endowed fund that will provide a fellowship to a graduate student in Economics each year in perpetuity. MBA and CoreLogic, with help from a handful of other companies and industry leaders, have already raised nearly $100,000.

There are two ways to donate to the Fellowship Fund. You can donate online at Alternatively, you can mail a check, payable to Columbia University with a note in the memo line noting that it is for the Dr. Frank Nothaft Memorial Fellowship Fund, to:

Columbia Alumni Center

Attention: Gift Systems

622 West 113th Street, MC 4524

New York, NY 10025

For questions about how to give, contact Julia Morton, Columbia University representative, at or 347-880-1737.