The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund welcomes Social Strategy Associates, a leading social impact consultancy, to the McGowan Fellows Program. SSA will help the Fund strengthen the program, with an eye to enriching the centerpiece, the annual McGowan Symposium on Business Leadership & Ethics. In fact, SSA supported the 2015 McGowan Symposium at Columbia University in New York City this past fall and afterward developed a survey for participants. The resulting data will guide their work.
Every year, the McGowan Symposium brings talented students—the McGowan Fellows—and renowned faculty together with recognized leaders in business and government for challenging and thought-provoking discussion on best practices in contemporary leadership. The Symposium is a living tribute to William G. McGowan, who championed ethics throughout his career as an entrepreneur and founder of MCI.
Founded by Justin Goldbach, who holds a MSc in Public Policy from the London School of Economics, SSA works primarily with corporations, family foundations, and other nonprofit organizations on philanthropy program design and management. Recently, they designed The J.M.K. Innovation Prize, an exciting new national grant-making initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund. Nefeli Mourti, an MBA graduate originally from Athens, Greece, will direct the McGowan Fellows Program on a day-to-day basis.