2012 Social Enterprise Scholarship Winners

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Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta announces winners to attend program at Harvard University

Every year the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta (HBSCA) awards scholarships for Atlanta area nonprofit leaders to attend Executive Education Programs in the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at Harvard University. SEI was created to respond to the growing role and needs of the nonprofit sector, and is aimed at inspiring, educating, and supporting leaders to create social value and make a difference in the world.

Winners were chosen from a large and highly qualified applicant pool of leaders of nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from 5 to 300 employees. Selection criteria included the organization’s impact in the community, the challenges and opportunities facing the organization, and the ability of the applicant to positively impact the organization as a result of attending the program. Winners receive a full scholarship to attend the program during the summer. Southwest Airlines is providing free roundtrip airfare to attend.

The Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta is proud to announce its 2012 Social Enterprise scholarship winners.

  • David Jernigan, Executive Director, KIPP Metro Atlanta. The Knowledge is Power Program runs five free, public charter schools focused on college prep with the goal of increasing the number of college graduates from underserved communities.
  • Trace Haythorn, Executive Director, The Frazer Center. The Frazer Center exists to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities by providing comprehensive family and community based services.
  • Tamara Carrera, CEO, Community Action Center, Inc. The CAC brings together community resources to provide compassionate assistance to persons in need, prevent homelessness, alleviate hunger and promote self-sufficiency in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities.

The scholarship winners are being honored on May 22 at the 2012 Annual Non-Profit Summit Awards Luncheon. If you would like to attend the awards luncheon to honor our winners, sign up here. The cost is $75 per person.

For 20 years, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits has hosted the Annual Nonprofit Summit, offering seminars and panel discussions, networking opportunities, key note presentations, and workshops to provide expert knowledge and inspirational ideas for nonprofit professionals impacting our communities. This year, the Summit takes place on May 21-22 at the Sheraton Atlanta, in downtown Atlanta. It is the largest gathering of nonprofits in the Southeast, with 400-500 persons attending annually.

As a special offer to the Harvard community, members of the HBSCA and the Harvard Club of Georgia can attend the Summit at the discounted member rate of $249. For more information on the Summit and to register for the full event, click here, and utilize the code HBSCSUM at check-out to receive $100 off the registration.

Those who are unable to attend, but would like to provide a scholarship for a nonprofit leader to attend should contact Babs Erwin, at 678-916-3014 or berwin(at)gcn(dot)org, in order to make a donation.

The Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta serves to connect and develop area alumni, promote a vibrant local business community, and provide leadership and resources to Georgia not-for-profit organizations to help them make a difference. The Club has been awarding Social Enterprise scholarships for 15 years. To date more than 60 area nonprofit leaders have attended Harvard as a result.

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