Did You Know?

• Andrew Youn ’06 refined his vision for the award-winning One Acre Fund in Professor Merkin’s Entrepreneurship & New Venture Formulation Class?

• Greg Casagrande ’90 founded South Pacific Business Development, which has helped more than 5,500 poor Samoans in more than 150 villages build small businesses through microfinance?

• Kevin C. Marinacci ’95 founded Fabretto Children’s Foundation, which now serves more than 5,000 children in five different centers in Nicaragua?

• Fabio Tran’08 was part of a team that won an Echoing Green Fellowship for Embrace, a $25 incubator for premature infants in developing countries?

• Kellogg was the runner up to the Net Impact Chapter of the Year in 2007 and 2008?

• John Wood ’89 founded Room to Read after Leaving Microsoft to Change the World?

• More than 50 2008 Kellogg graduates traveled to 13 countries on four continents to help international non-profits tackle strategic priorities through Kellogg Corps?

• More than 40 teams of first year Kellogg students are consulting with Chicago non-profits to solve real-world business problems through the Neighborhood Business Initiative?

• Kellogg is preparing more than 40 Kellogg students to be socially responsible leaders through non-profit service as Board Fellows?

• Each year Kellogg students organize the Innovating Social Change Conference, which included keynotes such as Matthew Bishop (U.S. editor of The Economist) and Jessica Flannery (co-Founder of Kiva)?

• Approximately 15 students attend the Social Impact Club Career Trek that allows participants to network and visit a range of organizations within the social impact spectrum?

• Johnathan Greenblatt '99 is the co-founder of Ethos Water, a former vice president of Starbucks Coffee Company, and an acknowledged thought leader on ethical branding and social entrepreneurship?

• Patrick Fisher ’04 founded and is CEO of Creation Investments which invests in microfinance institutions and other social ventures?  

• Sheryl O’Loughlin ’94 spearheaded the launch of Luna Bar--the first and top selling energy bar for women--and lead operational sustainability efforts during her 10 years at CLIF Bar?  After stepping down as CEO of CLIF Bar, she co-founded and became CEO of Nest Naturals, which seeks to provide consumers with food, body, and home products that nurture their health and inspire their spirits?

• Bob Langert’84 is Senior Director of Social Responsibility for McDonalds Corporation as well as a member of the Board of Net Impact?

• Matt Kistler ’00 is the senior vice president of sustainability at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and leads the office responsible for Wal-Mart's global environmental sustainability strategy?

• Daniel Hayden '01 is the director of global programs at the U.S.-based conservation organization RARE ?

• John Kania ‘89 is a Managing Director at FSG Advisors ?  

• Darryl Cobb ’00 is CEO of ACT Charter School

• Jesse Brandl ’07 is an Associate at Pacific Community Ventures, which provides resources and capital to businesses that have the potential to bring significant economic gains to low income communities throughout California?  Pacific Community Ventures and its affiliates manage over $60 million in private equity funds.  

• Jen Field ’08 is an Associate at Goldman Sachs in the Corporate Engagement division?  

• Christy Wistar '04 lives in Tanzania and is helping construct laboratories and educating locals as Vice President of the Abbott Fund?   

• Peter Beale-Del Vecchio ’04 and Preston Kendall ’87 are the Director of Development and Vice President of Corporate Internships, respectively, at the Cristo Rey School  in Chicago?  Cristo Rey is increasingly receiving national recognition as a ground breaking model for urban education.  In response to the success of Cristo Rey, the Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested close to $30 million toward replicating this educational model around the United States.  

• Kellogg won the Net Impact Green Challenge in 2007 for switching to double-sided printing at Kellogg?