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The Kellogg School donated over $10,000 in gifts to underprivileged Evanston kids


12/10/2004 - Evanston, Ill.- The Kellogg School of Management students were busy studying for final exams and finishing up projects when Business with a Heart (BWAH), a community service student group at Kellogg, came to them. Four hundred and eighteen kids in Evanston might not have any presents under the tree, and BWAH wanted to help.

Even though the end of the quarter is a hectic time for Kellogg students, they wanted to contribute. Led by student BWAH member Heather Scott, the newly branded "Kellogg Holiday Gift Drive" granted the Christmas wish of each child. Faculty, staff, and students from the both the Chicago and Evanston campus contributed to the drive. The support for the gift drive was so great that there were extra toys and warm clothing they were able to donate.

"We are so thrilled that we are able to help the children in Evanston," said Heather Scott. "Even though most students only live in Evanston a short time, we become a part of the community and want to give back when we can."

The Kellogg community also donated wrapping materials, and students got together for a "wrap party" so every toy was concealed beneath beautiful paper.

All the toys and donations were delivered to three organizations: Oakton School, Family Focus, and Y.O.U. (Youth Umbrella Organization) on Friday, December 10.

Business with a Heart's mission is to coordinate and champion the Kellogg community's service efforts. As an umbrella organization, BWAH supports a wide range of activities including educational programs, community outreach efforts.

About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was founded in 1908 and is widely recognized as a global leader in graduate business education. The school is home to a renowned research-based faculty and MBA students from more than 50 countries and six continents. The Kellogg School includes the Full-time, Part-time and Executive MBA programs and the non-degreed Executive Education Program. The school offers three joint degree programs: the JD-MBA, MD-MBA and MEM-MBA. Additionally, the Kellogg School of Management has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia and Canada.

In October 2004, the Kellogg School was named the top MBA program in the world for the third consecutive year by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist Group. Also in October 2004, BusinessWeek magazine ranked the Kellogg School the number one graduate school of business in the United States, an honor it has achieved a record five times since the biennial survey began in 1988.