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Chicago Foundation Announces 7th Class of Fellows Promoting Ethical Business Leadership

Submitted by: William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Categories: Business Ethics, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Sep 13, 2016 – 09:45 AM EST


CHICAGO, Sep. 13 /CSRwire/ - Today, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a Chicago-based family foundation, is proud to announce the 7th Class of McGowan Fellows.  

Established in 2010, the McGowan Fellows Program annually recognizes ten second-year MBA students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to ethical leadership and provides full tuition for their second year.  In collaboration with ten business school partners, the fellowship program honors the legacy of the pioneering entrepreneur William G. McGowan, who embodied the values of an ethical business leader.

Now in its 7th year, the Fund welcomes a new class of inspirational young leaders with exceptional potential.  Over the next year, they will work together on a social impact project in which they’ll tackle a challenge around preventative medical care.   Through this experience and others, the Program aims to provide the resources and guidance to young professionals to become ethical, accountable leaders and role models for generations to come.

McGowan Fellows Class of 2017 

  • Muhammad Ali Akhtar, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

  • Tom Allin, Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

  • David Dierker, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

  • Samantha Allyn Fahrbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

  • Jonathan Chun-Hung Fung, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

  • David Anthony Gross, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

  • Emily Lampert, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School 

  • H. Kay Merriman, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

  • Alfredo J. Rivera Rios, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

  • Evan Zehnal, Columbia University, Columbia Business School

These Fellows will join alumni of the Program and the Board of Directors at the 7th Annual McGowan Symposium on Business Leadership & Ethics, on November 10 – 12, 2016, at the Wharton School in Philadelphia.  Each year, the Symposium brings together students, professionals and academia to discuss upon contemporary issues of leadership and ethics. 

For additional information about McGowan Fellows Program and the McGowan Charitable Fund, visit www.williamgmcgowanfund.org.

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is a philanthropic family foundation established in 1992 to perpetuate William McGowan’s tradition of compassionate philanthropy and ethical leadership.  Today, the Fund preserves the legacy of William McGowan while embodying his tireless spirit and determined optimism.

For more information, please contact:

Diana Spencer Executive Director
Phone: 312-544-4412
Nefeli Mourti Fellows Program Director
Phone: 646-427-6802


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