Wharton Social Impact Initiative announces 2014 MBA loan forgiveness fund

The world of business is changing. With it, Wharton graduates’ aspirations are changing too. For recent Wharton alumni lending their business knowledge to careers in the nonprofit or public sectors, a social-impact focused fund managed by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative can help ease the burden of student loans. The John M. BendheimRead More

NEWS: Top Business Schools Compete at Wharton’s Impact Investing Competition

The winners of this year’s MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition were announced at an event attended by over 60 students from seven top U.S. business schools, held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on March 22. The MIINT program is an initiative of BridgesRead More

Social Aspirations at Business Plan Competition

The Wharton Business Plan Competition recently announced the winner of its newly-instituted Social Impact Prize: Dana Cita, a microlending firm founded by second year MBA candidate Susli Lie, WG’14, and co-managed by impact investor Tom Schmittzehe, WG ’03. The Social Impact Prize, a $10,000 award, is bestowed upon the strongest business planRead More

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund Aids Wharton MBAs Employed In Public Service

Bendheim Fellows

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service, an award bestowed upon graduates making an impact in the world. Managed by WSII, the Bendheim fund is designed to ease the burden of student loans for selectedRead More

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund applications due Oct. 20

Bendheim Fellows

The John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service creates possibilities for Wharton graduates to pursue purpose-driven careers  in the nonprofit and public sectors, without the heavy burden of student loan debt. Since 2005, the fund has granted nearly 80 awards totaling close to $1 million. Applications for this year’s Loan Forgiveness FundRead More

Social Impact Award: Wharton grad honored by Alumni Club of New York

D. Wayne Silby received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

Impact investor and social entrepreneur D. Wayne Silby was recognized this week for a lifetime of social impact achievement. Silby, W’70, received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact for his accomplishments in impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Presented by The Alumni Club of New York, this award pays tributeRead More

Wharton Management Professor honored as “Faculty Pioneer”

Wharton Professor Mauro F. Guillén was honored this week with the 2013 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, for conceptualizing and designing curriculum that examines the role of the corporation in society. Guillén, along with a professor from Spain’s ESADE Business School, is commended for his demonstrated leadership and risk-taking inRead More

Alumni opportunity: Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund applications now open

Calling MBA alums working in the social impact sector! Wharton Social Impact Initiative invites you to apply for the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund. Applications are open now, and must be submitted online by October 20, 2013. The John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service eases the burdenRead More