Alumni Impact Story: Matthew Stephenson, WG’11

Matthew Stephenson, WG’11, was on the precipice of a lucrative career on Wall Street when he realized his job in risk management – protecting an investment bank from credit losses – wasn’t personally fulfilling. “As exciting as my job was, my skills weren’t actually helping people,” he says. Public service wasRead More

Faculty Impact Story: Professor Ian “Mac” MacMillan

Known for his “tough love approach” to educating would-be social entrepreneurs, Wharton professor Ian McMillan — or Mac, as he is commonly known on campus — is dedicated to training the next generation of scholars and change-makers. And thanks to the recently published “Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook” (co-authored with Dr. James Thompson), andRead More

Alumni Impact Story: Davis Smith, WG’11, G’11

When I was in undergrad, I read an article in the student newspaper that changed the trajectory of my life. The story told of a successful entrepreneur who sold his business and moved with his wife to the Philippines. They bought a large colonial mansion, but not for themselves. TheyRead More

Alumni Impact Story: Chris Marvin, WG’11

Chris Marvin, WG’11, was serving as an aviation platoon leader and Blackhawk pilot, deployed to combat operations in Afghanistan, when his helicopter crashed. During his recuperation stateside—which involved 10 surgeries and thousands of physical therapy hours—he received a letter from an organization, thanking him for his service with a $5ooRead More

Alumni Impact Story: Barry Mattson, WG’08

Barry Mattson, WG’08, is a recipient of the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund – a program designed to ease the burden of student loans for selected Wharton MBA graduates who are pursuing careers in the nonprofit and public sectors. Below, Mattson describes his work fighting poverty in Ethiopia. As an MBA student, I hadRead More

Alumni Impact Story: K. Robert Turner, W’84

For a landlord, the economics of running an urban apartment complex can be dismal. Tenants without a sense of home ownership may damage the property, and with an average turnover of 100% every two years, losses from vacancy are high. Tenants also suffer. Constant turnover may leave the community vulnerableRead More