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East Coast Gabelli Centennial Reception

Tuesday, March 9
6 – 7:15 p.m.

Sam Mok, GABELLI ’68, Stephanie Supko, GABELLI ’04, and Donna M. Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business, cordially invite you to a virtual reception for alumni, parents, students, and friends. Our program will spotlight the innovative initiative at the Gabelli School, the Responsible Business Coalition (RBC), and the scholars, students, and faculty who are leading our work in this critically important area. Explore how we’re forging competitive differentiation and inspiring positive, global change through business leadership.

About the Speakers
Katherine Milligan is a fellow at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, head of gender diversity at Bamboo Capital, and is a strategic advisor, coach, board member, and mentor to individuals and institutions working to achieve greater social impact. In her role as a Gabelli fellow, she teaches the Global Immersion course on Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. She also teaches master’s courses on social entrepreneurship at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and in the M.B.A. program at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

From 2012 to 2018, she was the executive director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the sister organization of the World Economic Forum, which supports the largest community of late-stage social entrepreneurs in the world. Milligan is the author of more than 17 publications, articles, and blogs published by the International Institute of Economics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT’s Innovations journal, World Economic Forum Agenda, and the Harvard Business School. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, and her master’s in public policy from Harvard University, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

Patrick Struebi is a fellow at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. He is a social entrepreneur, thought leader, and founder and CEO of the Fairtrasa Group, a pioneering social enterprise that lifts marginalized, small-scale farmers out of poverty. Fairtrasa is one of the largest organic and fairtrade exporters from Latin America, with a vertically integrated business structure impacting more than 50,000 direct beneficiaries. He is also the co-founder of Blooom, a cutting-edge agricultural technology platform with the goal of lifting 1 million farmers out of poverty by 2023.

For his work with Fairtrasa, Struebi was selected as an Ashoka fellow, an Endeavor high-impact entrepreneur, and a Yale World Fellow. Furthermore, he has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year four times—by the Schwab Foundation (2014), the ABC Foundation (2012), Univision (2012), and Visionaris (2009). In his role as Gabelli fellow, he teaches Social Innovation. In 2014, the World Economic Forum named Struebi a New Champion, and he is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He writes a column at HuffPost and gives talks around the world on social innovation and related issues.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.