Welcome, Sullivan Foundation supporters and alumni, to the third issue of Engage. In this issue, we take a look at more of the inspirational stories of our schools, students, and award winners. From a young man who lifted himself out of homelessness only to turn around and try to help others do the same, to a family that rallied to turn a mother’s cancer diagnosis into an opportunity to improve life for her fellow survivors—these stories exemplify the spirit of service at the core of our community.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce the addition of George Mason University. GM already has a strong commitment to service learning and social entrepreneurship, and we look forward to everything they will bring to our foundation.
Between our awards, scholarships, and program offerings, the Foundation provides schools with great resources to promote service. Just last fall, for instance, we had our most successful social entrepreneurship retreats and summer program. The newest addition to our calendar is a twice-annual reception that brings Sullivan alumni who live in the same region together and fosters a stronger network of service-minded individuals. To learn more, check the calendar as well as the article on the receptions found inside this issue.
Thanks again for your continued support, and please enjoy the new Engage.
Stephan Land McDavid
President, Sullivan Foundation