gain nonprofit leadership experience through Beacon Capital
Kellogg School students now have another way to bring their
leadership skills to bear on nonprofit organizations.
Capital Partners Fellowship program funds a one-year appointment
to a nonprofit upon graduation. Fellows work closely with
senior management to develop projects that make a high-level
Kellogg students have been named fellows for 2007-2008. Bryan
Campbell '07 will build an investment banking function
within Opportunity International, an organization that reaches
the world's poorest people through micro-enterprise development
programs. Jill Zeldin '07, meanwhile, will spend a
year with the United States Olympic Committee, working in
business development, media strategy and in support of the
2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
fellowships pay salaries competitive with corporate positions.
"This is an opportunity for students who are not necessarily
seeking careers in the nonprofit or public sector to see how
those organizations operate," says Liz
Livingston Howard, associate director of the Social
Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) Program.
fellowship, entering its third year, was launched with a gift
from Mr. and Mrs. Alan Leventhal. It is named for Beacon Capital
Partners, where Alan Leventhal is chairman and CEO. The Kellogg
School jointly funds the program.
are mentored by a senior leader in the organization, and by
a Kellogg School faculty adviser who shares the fellows' findings
with students in the SEEK program.
goal is to prepare Kellogg graduates for civic leadership,
if these graduates pursue corporate jobs, they are likely
to come into regular contact with the nonprofit and public
sector as board members and contributors, and as managers
who interact with community activists and elected officials,"
fellowship will help them understand the opportunities and
challenges these organizations face and will help them make
a bigger impact on society." – RL