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- More than 900 MBAs from all over the world will gather in Washington for the 10th Annual Net Impact Conference to discuss the latest thinking on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and partnerships in the areas of social entrepreneurship, public policy, international business, and the environment. Even as the scandals of corporate giants Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, and Global Crossing continue to dominate headlines worldwide, MBAs that hail from top business schools such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford and Kellogg (to name just a few) will use this forum to promote better leadership in business. Net Impact is a nonprofit organization of 5,000+ MBA students and graduates committed to using the power of business to create a better world. “Partnering for Social Value” will be held in Washington DC starting Friday, October 25, 2002, featuring Stacey Davis, president and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation. We encourage you (or someone at your organization) to attend as much of the conference as you would like. We would be happy to arrange opportunities to interview business students or other business leaders in attendance. The full daily conference agenda, including bios of the featured speakers, is available at the web site: http://www.net-impact.org/2002/main.htm. The Conference is sponsored by companies such as Booz Allen & Hamilton, Herman Miller, Citigroup, HP, Ford Motor Company. Featured keynote speakers include: Ben Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s;Barbara Waugh, worldwide personnel manager, Hewlett-Packard; Stacey Davis, president and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation; and Bob Malone, BP’s Regional President for North America.
- Raising More Money is offering 3 free 1 1/2 hour training sessions in North Carolina for nonprofits in a new model for fundraising from individual donors on November 5, 2002 in: Greensboro, NC from 8:30-10:30 am. Durham County Library, Durham, NC from 2:00-4:00 pm and on November 6, 2002 The Historic Salisbury Depot, Salisbury, NC, from 9:00-11:00 am. For more information, contact Christine Sinon at 206-709-9400 ext. 122 or email christine @raisingmoremoney.com.
- A group of Virginia Tech alumni, in conjunction with the College of Engineering, has awarded its first $10,000 prize to Virginia Tech’s Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) for improving its Ph.D. program during the past year. The alumni, members of the college’s Committee of 100, created the award as one of several efforts to assist engineering in its attempt to improve its national ranking from its typical position in the mid twenties to the top10.
- The American Technion Society (ATS) has raised $413 million during the first six years of its $750-million campaign, meeting its targeted goal for the sixth straight year, Evelyn Berger, national president, announced today. With $337 million to go, leaders are confident the organization will meet its goal by 2006.
- Latin American Association presents its 3rd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference on October 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Atlanta High School in Atlanta, GA. This conference offers Latino youth an opportunity to dialogue with community leaders about important topics such as: leadership skills development; gang prevention; college requirements and financial aid; culture and dance; and money management. In addition, there are sessions specially designed for parents and teachers. Teacher sessions can be used for professional development units. The conference is free to all Latino students in middle and high school. The keynote speaker is Mr. Willie López, a performing artist who is a master at transforming himself on stage from a campesino (farm worker), to a homeboy (gang member), to a child named “Zapotitos”, or “Lil Tadpole”. Mr. López is able to captivate his audience through colorful expressions drawn from his personal life experience. For more information about the Latino Youth Leadership Conference, please call (404) 638-1800 or register online at http://www.latinamericanassoc.org.
- Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) Conference begins Sunday, October 27, 2002 and ends Wednesday, October 30, 2002. This is the first-time a GIA conference will be held in the Southeast. The Arts & Science Council provided planning and sponsorship for the conference.