College of the Holy Cross Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Ask How They Will Impact Society

Through its liberal arts curriculum and with its commitment to critical inquiry and reflection, for the last 175 years the College of the Holy Cross has prepared students for success in any field.

The college now has launched the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society, a new program that will ask aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore the proper role of a business in a just, sustainable, and flourishing society. The Ciocca Center is an expansion of the college’s Office of Entrepreneurial Studies and will foster critical reflection on how businesses and business leaders can contribute to the common good.

Holy Cross Provost Margaret Freije noted the college is “not just concerned with what our students will do,” but is “concerned with who they will be in the world.” Funding from Carlyse and Arthur Ciocca, a Holy Cross alum and founder of the Wine Group, Inc., and a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation will support expanded workshop and internship opportunities, increased availability of student financial aid, and funding for additional faculty and courses in support of the college’s established co-curricular certificates and interdisciplinary minor. Click here to read Holy Cross’s full announcement and here to read the grant agreement.

Have an idea for a project that will help young entrepreneurs explore how they can build a society of mutual benefit? Learn more about the scope of our grantmaking in the Foundation’s Requests for Proposals.

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