Investing in Solutions
Featuring David Chen '84, CEO and Founder, Equilibrium Capital Group; Lecturer of Social Enterprise at Kellogg; Debra Schwartz '88, Director of Program-Related Investments, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Agustín Vitórica '99 and Luca Torre '06, Founders and Co-CEOs, Ambers&Co Capital Microfinanzas; and Amit Bouri '07, Director of Strategy and Development, Global Impact Investing Network
Rochelle Michalek '02
Adopting smart business strategies to save animals' lives
Roslyn M. Brock '99
Leading the fight for equal opportunity and quality healthcare for all
John Vlahakis '85
Through Earth Friendly Products, John Vlahakis takes care of the home, the planet and the bottom line
Jim and Sylvia Vail (both '80)
By revamping the diets of the developmentally disabled, Jim and Sylvia Vail are saving lives — and money
Christy Wistar EMP-56
Building labs in Tanzania to fight HIV/AIDS
Peter Kjome '00
Grand Rapids Symphony president and CEO merges music and business for the perfect score
Sophia Siskel '99
Chicago Botanic Garden's president and CEO provides a 100-year plan for enduring civic value
Nora El Goulli ’94
Nora El Goulli ’94 uses Kellogg education to build pharmaceutical nonprofit
Big picture in focus
These alumni are on a leadership journey that helps others
Wendy Church '92
Kellogg grad cultivates sustainable communities
Jon Anda '80
A different kind of banker: Jon Anda '80 takes on climate crisis with markets
Jill Gordon '80
Hair and CARE strike the right style: Salon entrepreneur Jill Gordon '80 teams up with humanitarian organization for social change in Peru
Wade Fetzer '61
A long-term relationship: Wade Fetzer '61 celebrated for decades of community service
Kevin Marinacci '96
Plugging in for promise: Kellogg alum is helping first-generation Internet users in Nicaraguan primary schools embrace better learning and lifelong enrichment to benefit community
Paul Campbell '00
As director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Campbell helps save taxpayers $529 million
Allison Plyer '90
A torrent of data to help stem the flood: Alum's nonprofit venture helping New Orleans surface after Katrina
Claudia Meirelles Davis '00 (EMBA)
Tropical buzz: Leaving corporate America to lead a Brazilian organic coffee farm, Claudia Meirelles Davis finds sustainable business uplifting
Kevin Consey '99 (EMBA)
The fine art of fund raising: EMP alum enjoys challenge, culture of museum management
Daniel José Custódio '05
Have words, will travel; Poetry and empowerment mix in alum's initiative
Judy Buckley '98
Buckley works for the U.S. Foreign Service where, most recently, she served as an economic and political officer for the State Department in Hong Kong.
Pam Carey '93
Carey is the executive director for Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) Chicago, Chicago's largest nonprofit, no-kill humane organization.
B. Diane Williams '94 (EMP-29)
As president of the Safer Foundation, Williams runs a Chicago nonprofit that helps ex-offenders obtain jobs and re-enter society.
Kay Branz '87
Social entrepreneur Branz is finding ways to meet the resource crisis facing developmentally disabled adults.
Daryl Koehn '86
Koehn is executive director of The Center for Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, her insights have appeared in The New York Times, CFO and CIO magazines, the Harvard Business Review, and in international newspapers and magazines.
Steve McDougal '95
McDougal is helping bring renewable energy into the mainstream as manager of the renewable certificates division for 3 Phases Energy Services.
Kellogg – Creating leaders who care
The issue's cover article highlighted the array of community-oriented leadership initiatives and academic programs that are the work of Kellogg School faculty, students, alumni and staff.
Beth Houle '95
Houle and the Women's Opportunity Fund help women around the globe gain self-sufficiency.
Sophia Siskel '99
Siskel leads Chicago's Field Museum into the 21st Century as the youngest-ever director of exhibitions and education.
Sharing their knowledge: With their passion for social change and entrepreneurial leadership, these alums are transforming lives
Featuring John Wood '89, Kevin Marinacci '96, Matthew Candler '98, and Mark Medema '95
Marvin Pinkert '84
Pinkert redefines museum management as vice president of programming at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.