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University to Spotlight Entrepreneurship and Social Change


The call to be an agent of change is essential to the Fordham ethos. It’s no surprise, then, that as a Jesuit institution educating men and women for others, the University is spotlighting how entrepreneurs can solve social problems.

Next week, Fordham University will pay tribute to social innovation and social entrepreneurship in an event that will celebrate a new endowed chair and honor a business alumnus.

Celebration of the William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship
“Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship:
Reimagining Jesuit Higher Education as Tackling Global Problems and Equipping Agents of Positive Social Change”

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Tognino Hall | Duane Library
Rose Hill Campus

The evening’s speaker will be Jeff Snell, Ph.D., founder of Midwest Social Innovation LLC and co-founder of Midwest Consortium for Social Innovation. His talk will demonstrate how the up-and-coming field of social innovation aligns with the values at the heart of Jesuit education.

Snell, a former special advisor to the president of Marquette University, is also the founder of Marquette’s nationally recognized Social Innovation Initiative. In this role, he led Marquette to become one of the first ten Changemaker Campus members. The international consortium is born out of a partnership with Ashoka, the largest global network of social entrepreneurs, and includes Fordham, Boston College, Brigham Young, Brown, Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, Tulane, Universidad de Monterrey, and University of Northampton, among others.

The Loschert Chair in Entrepreneurship is one of five chairs established in the Schools of Business by a matching gift challenge. The challenge was part of a transformative $25 million gift to Fordham given by Mario Gabelli, GSB ’65, in 2011.

Contact: Joanna Mercuri
(212) 636-7175
[email protected]


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