Sullivan Connections

The Sullivan Foundation offers programming, events and resources to help university faculty/staff and students lead changemaking efforts on their campuses and in their communities. Check back regularly to learn about our latest initiatives to help our partner schools make a lasting social impact.

Shayla Roberts-Long: Using Your Power to Create Accountability for Climate Change

With Clean4Change's upcoming Town Hall, the Ignite Retreat student wants to "ease the guilt that people may feel about our worsening climate," instill hope and share creative ideas for sustainable living.

Hebron Mekuria Develops Business Plan to Bring Children's Books to Her Native Ethiopia

The Eastern Mennonite University sophomore's idea for boosting literacy in the African nation helped her capture the $300 top prize in the Spring 2022 Ignite Retreat's pitch contest.

Spring 2022 Ignite Retreat Breaks Record With Largest-Ever Group of Changemakers

Catherine Briley, a student at North Carolina Wesleyan College, said she has always wanted to "do something great and change the lives of others" but didn't think she could. Now she knows better, thanks to her Ignite Retreat experience.

The Adventure Begins! Spring 2022 Ignite Retreat Kicks Off April 1

“I was drawn back because I know the magic that happens during this event and how special these young people are," said Ignite Retreat coach Jasmine Babers, "and that alone keeps me coming back again and again!”

VentureSouth Oxford, New Angel Investor Group for Ole Miss Supporters, Holds Launch-and-Learn Meeting April 22

VentureSouth Oxford offers University of Mississippi alumni and supporters a chance to invest in early-stage companies with major growth potential while advancing student programming at Ole Miss.

Ignite Retreat Coach Brennan Lewis Leads the Fight for LGBTQ Rights

"Growing up queer in North Carolina transformed my understanding of injustice," said the young changemaker and former Peace First Fellow, who will lead the Project Track at the Spring 2022 Ignite Retreat.