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From left: Darrell Gacom, general manager of protective materials and consumer specialties, 3M; Daniel Diermeier, professor and director of the Kellogg School SEEK Program; John Lanning, sales and marketing, recruiting and training manager, 3M; Melinda Cervantes, Kellogg School director of corporate relations; Liz Howard, adjunct professor and associate director of SEEK  Photo © Thom Duncan, Kellogg School of Management

3M supports social enterprise innovation at Kellogg

More than a year ago, when 3M first learned about the Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) Program, the company knew that the academic initiative fit with the firm's culture. SEEK is an innovative program that provides strong leadership tools and concepts to help Kellogg School students succeed professionally. Upon the recommendation of the company's recruiting team, the 3M Foundation made a gift to Kellogg to support teaching and research within the SEEK Program. 


Kellogg development efforts maintain momentum

The 2004-2005 fiscal year saw some significant milestones for philanthropy at the Kellogg School. Fundraising from all sources topped $11.6 million, representing a 54 percent increase over the previous year total. Reunion fundraising grew by 145 percent, to $1,081,960. The combined class gifts, from the Full-Time Program, Executive MBA and The Managers' Program, came to more than $1 million. Equally important, the participation rate in the Full-Time and Executive MBA class gift campaigns achieved rates of 97 percent and 100 percent respectively. Overall, 861 graduating students pledged to "give back" to Kellogg, even as they begin to repay their student loans.

To ensure another landmark year of giving back, the Kellogg Office of Development and Alumni Relations has been working with reunion committees from the classes of 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1966 and 1956. These committees are making great strides in reconnecting with classmates to encourage attendance at Reunion Weekend May 5-7, as well as participation in their Reunion class gift campaigns.

Visit the Reunion Web site to learn more. Additionally, class gift committees for the 2006 graduating classes are already building their legacies for the school. Kellogg is grateful for the generosity of all its investors.


John Lanning, 3M sales and marketing recruiting and training manager said: "3M is proud to support the Kellogg School of Management in its continued development of programs for SEEK. The basis of SEEK coincides with 3M's core values, and the continuation of that type of education ensures continued future global leaders grounded in the principals of sound management." 

The gift funds curriculum development, including the creation of a core teaching apprenticeship program. Additionally, with the new 3M Foundation's Post-Doctoral Program, the school will create a vibrant interdisciplinary research community within the Center for Business, Government and Society dedicated to providing rigorous, researched-based foundations for SEEK.

The Kellogg faculty and administration believe strongly that this emerging field requires a new research platform, one combining rigor with relevance, and the school is committed to taking a leadership role in developing this academic area.

Delighted in receiving the gift, Professor Daniel Diermeier, director of the SEEK Program said, "We are very grateful that the 3M Foundation is supporting our Social Enterprise initiatives. This generous gift from 3M allows us to make an important step in realizing this vision."

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