“Father of Social Entrepreneurship” Comes to PNCA
November 06, 2012
Ecotrust blogs about the visit to PNCA during Global Entrepreneurship Week of Professor Gregory Dees. As the blog notes, “In 2007, the Aspen Institute and Ashoka recognized his pioneering work with their first Lifetime Achievement award in Social Entrepreneurship Education. An earlier Aspen report described him as ‘the father of social entrepreneurship as an academic field.’” On November 9 at 7 pm in PNCA’s Swigert Commons, Dees will lecture on “The Open Solutions Society: Taking Social Entrepreneurship Seriously.”
The widely published Dees has written more than 60 cases, articles, chapters, and concept notes related to this topic and has edited two books with Jed Emerson and Peter Economy: Enterprising Nonprofits (Wiley, 2001) and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs (Wiley, 2002). Dees has played a leading role in developing the academic field of social entrepreneurship, helping to found social innovation programs at Duke, Harvard, and Stanford. His work bridges the gap between business and the social sector, and between theory and practice, making knowledge useful for social entrepreneurs as well as for the funders, consultants, and educators who work in the field.
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Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.