Letter From the President – Sullivan Campuses, Study Abroad Edinburgh and More

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Sullivan Foundation network, and I’d like to take this opportunity to provide a glimpse into what the future holds for our organization and partner colleges and universities. I’m especially pleased to announce that we have officially designated two partner schools – Mary Baldwin University and Campbell University – as the first Sullivan Campuses. This new designation is awarded to those schools with a strong track record of community service and engagement. We look forward to welcoming more partners into this program as it grows and evolves.

We’re also excited to announce the launch of our new Study Abroad Edinburgh Program next June in Scotland’s historic capital city, which hosted the 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum. Participating students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Edinburgh’s thriving social-venture sector, develop their entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and earn six hours of credit in this unique four-week program.

Speaking of social entrepreneurship, our partner schools can now take advantage of the new Sullivan Speakers Bureau, a “dream team” of social-innovation facilitators, speakers and entrepreneurs who are ready and eager to help ignite change on campuses across the Sullivan network. Partner schools can use approved Sullivan Foundation funds to bring these experienced changemakers to their campuses to talk about topics ranging from economic and community development and entrepreneurship to environmental sustainability, media and technology, and social justice.

Finally, we’re also proud to unveil the Sullivan Foundation’s List of Awesome, an online resource space designed to help aspiring social innovators and entrepreneurs set out on their journey to build a better world. Visit listofawesome.org to explore a wide-ranging list of changemaking events, funding opportunities, social innovation hubs, tools and guides, and more.

As you can see, the 2019-20 school year will be an eventful one for the Foundation. To learn more about how to get involved in the above-mentioned programs, please email us at admin@sullivanfdn.org. Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy this new issue of Engage and share your own stories with us for possible coverage in future editions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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