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.

Leading Angel Investment Group Creates Affiliate Group for Members of Sullivan Foundation Network

VentureSouth, co-directed by 1999 Sullivan Award winner Matt Dunbar, offers opportunity to invest in innovative startups that will drive the American South’s economy.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Shifts to Remote Learning for Undergraduates

After in-person classes started one week ago, testing of students saw a significant rise in the COVID-19 positivity rate at UNC.
this photo shows Imari Walker Karega conducting research on microplastics in a laboratory at Duke University

Duke's Imari Walker Uses YouTube to Explain Dangers of Plastic Water Bottles in Entertaining Fashion

Walker, a future environmental engineer, has a knack for explaining the problem of plastics in accessible terms—and for dispelling myths and misconceptions about environmental issues.
Seth Grodin, founder of Akimbo, is shown in an office with members of his altMBA team

Akimbo's Free Emerging Leaders Program Helps College Students Channel Their Changemaking Powers

Led by two remarkable Akimbo coaches, the Emerging Leaders Program, designed for college students, is "about leaning into the possibility ahead."

Guilford College Art Professor’s Paintings Capture Plight of Systemic Racism

Antoine Williams recently auctioned his mixed-media work, inspired by Casey Gerald's "There Will Be No Miracles Here," on Instagram in support of racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Brenau University Faculty, Students and Alumni Guide Georgians Through COVID-19 Quarantine

Brenau's servant leaders, including nursing students, social workers and alumni now working for the CDC, provide education and support for those in quarantine or who are transitioning from hospital to home.