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.

06-30-2020 01:56pm

Rivet School: Redesigning the college experience for working adults

In the face of COVID-19 — and with $100,000 in philanthropic support from the Charles Koch Foundation — Rivet announced Pay It Forward, a new program that allows students to enroll and pay no tuition during the course of their studies.

Read more

06-29-2020 03:33pm

Cornell’s Yale-Loehr on Supreme Court’s DACA decision

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and a Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) grantee, commented on the DACA decision in several news outlets, including on National Public Radio (NPR), and in The Associated Press, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

Read more

College Pulse survey shows students believe online learning could be improved

The Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and College Pulse have released the results of a new survey showing that while college students were somewhat underwhelmed with higher education’s rapid transition to online learning, they are optimistic that online learning will improve in the future.

Read more