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Rising leaders discuss achieving professional joy
Impact Leaders Series

Rising leaders discuss achieving professional joy

Nicole Johnson-Scales, Senior VP and Head of Community Development at Fifth Third Bank and Executive Career Strategist at Design Your Professional Joy, shares her three-part strategy on how to design a more fulfilling and high-impact career.

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Baumhart Scholar named a 2020 Game Changer
Baumhart Scholars MBA

Baumhart Scholar named a 2020 Game Changer

Jennifer Hodges (MBA '21) was one of only 40 leaders in the Chicago region to be recognized by Ariel Investments and WVON Radio for shaping the region's future.

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Baumhart Scholar plays key role in Chicago development
Baumhart Scholars MBA

Baumhart Scholar plays key role in Chicago development

Baumhart Scholar Kemena Brooks took a big step forward with the groundbreaking of 508 Pershing, a new development in Chicago's Douglas neighborhood which houses a mixture of affordable and market rate apartment units.

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Preparing young leaders to drive impact
Young Leaders Series

Preparing young leaders to drive impact

The Baumhart Center hosted the final session of the Young Nonprofit Leaders Series (YNLS), a six-week, online learning experience designed to equip early and emerging nonprofit professionals with the knowledge to develop their careers and accelerate their impact.

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DEI must be owned by the entire company
DEI Leadership Institute

DEI must be owned by the entire company

Takeaways from the first session of the DEI Leadership Institute featuring Lyndon Taylor, Partner-in-Charge at Heidrick & Struggles, and Connie Lindsey, EVP and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion at Northern Trust.

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Executives explore the intersection of business and purpose
Leading for Good

Executives explore the intersection of business and purpose

Changemakers and innovators from Chicago and beyond joined the Baumhart Center's third annual Leading for Good conference in February 2020.

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Center presents Innovator in Social Business Awards
Innovator Awards

Center presents Innovator in Social Business Awards

Chobani, Bain Capital Double Impact, and Indigo Ag were honored at the inaugural awards, which recognize the rise of purpose in business and build on Loyola’s role as global leader in social business education.

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Impact leaders gather for DEI workshop
Impact Leaders Series

Impact leaders gather for DEI workshop

The Baumhart Center hosted its final Impact Leaders Series gathering for the inaugural cohort. During the gathering, Impact Leaders tackled difficult questions about how to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion across sectors.

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Malkin Encourages Students to Be Bold
Fisher Family Conversations

Malkin Encourages Students to Be Bold

The Baumhart Center hosted a Fisher Family Conversation with Jessica Malkin, the Founding CEO of Chicago Ideas. During the gathering with Loyola students and young professionals, Malkin shared her leadership journey in social innovation.

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Executives gather to discuss
Executive Conversations

Executives gather to discuss "Good Business"

The room was filled to capacity at the Baumhart Center’s Good Business Breakfast on November 4, as executives learned about the social impact being pioneered by Chicago businesses.

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Center welcomes inaugural cohort of impact leaders
Impact Leaders Series

Center welcomes inaugural cohort of impact leaders

Baumhart Center welcomed its inaugural class of 80 Impact Leaders to the first gathering of the Impact Leaders Series.

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McCann’s trailblazing journey inspires students
Fisher Family Conversations

McCann’s trailblazing journey inspires students

On October 28, the Baumhart Center community had the honor of engaging in discussion with diversity and inclusion champion Renetta McCann. McCann began the conversation by sharing her number one career strategy: “When at a fork in the road, pick the most interesting one.” For McCann, those interesting forks have created a remarkable career.

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Schreiber gift supports Baumhart Scholars
Baumhart Scholars MBA

Schreiber gift supports Baumhart Scholars

Thanks in part to a gift from John (’68) and Kathy Schreiber, nonprofit leaders addressing urgent areas of social need will now be eligible for up to $40,000 in total scholarship support toward the Baumhart Scholars MBA program.

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Scholars share their passion for social business
Baumhart Scholars MBA

Scholars share their passion for social business

On Saturday, October 19, three Baumhart Scholars shared their thoughts on how young people can pursue career paths in social business with attendees at the College & Young Professionals Diversity Summit held by the Illinois Diversity Council. Each candidly shared stories about their passions for social business, sources of inspiration, and advice for young professionals as they build professional networks.

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Leaders share strategies for social responsibility
Executive Conversations

Leaders share strategies for social responsibility

The Loyola Business Leadership Hub’s Solutions Summit brought together more than 150 leaders to explore a wide range of business topics. Speakers included leaders of multinational companies, a professional sports team, corporate foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Topics ranged from business transformation to block chain to developing leaders.

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Kohler visit energizes Loyola students
Fisher Family Conversations

Kohler visit energizes Loyola students

On September 23, the Baumhart Center hosted Rachel Kohler, CEO and co-owner of NowPow. After greeting each student and community member individually, Kohler shared her impressive cross-sectoral journey from investment banking to the family business to a Hyde Park-based social enterprise

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Social work leaders gather to accelerate impact
Scholarly Conversations

Social work leaders gather to accelerate impact

Over 300 faculty and practitioners of social work management came together at Loyola University Chicago this summer for the Network of Social Work Management’s Annual Conference.

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Executives explore strategies for collective impact
Executive Conversations

Executives explore strategies for collective impact

Should your zip code determine your destiny? This was the question posed by the United Way of Metro Chicago at their “Collective Impact Breakfast.”

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Loyola recognized for commitment to social impact
Baumhart News

Loyola recognized for commitment to social impact

Loyola is one of 67 institutions and individuals globally committing to the #MillionsofChangemakers campaign for social impact.

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Students attend cleantech summit
Student Leadership

Students attend cleantech summit

Loyola students joined hundreds of leaders, innovators, and investors from Colorado to the United Kingdom to celebrate the latest advances made in the world of cleantech.

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Fundraising leaders sharpen their skills, together
Fundraising for Good

Fundraising leaders sharpen their skills, together

The 2019 cohort of the Baumhart Center’s Fundraising for Good program launched on January 9th with eighteen chief development officers from many of Chicago’s highest performing nonprofit organizations.

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Loyola students learn shareholder engagement strategies
Student Leadership

Loyola students learn shareholder engagement strategies

Loyola students participate in a summit at Yale University on socially responsible investing.

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Students reimagine markets with morals in mind
Student Leadership

Students reimagine markets with morals in mind

Loyola Students and Baumhart Professor Jennifer J. Griffin attend Georgetown’s Symposium on Markets and Catholic Social Thought

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Leaders explore how to accelerate impact
Leading for Good

Leaders explore how to accelerate impact

Private, public, and social sector executives attended the sold-out 2019 Leading for Good conference to gain the skills, knowledge, and network needed to accelerate social value creation in their companies and organizations.

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Vetter shares cross-sectoral career journey
Fisher Family Conversations

Vetter shares cross-sectoral career journey

Leaders and students crowded into the Schreiber Center on January 28th to enjoy a dinner and discussion with Johanna Vetter, the chief marketing executive of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, who engaged audience members in dialogue around how to do good in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

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Loyola community debates responsibilities of corporations
Scholarly Conversations

Loyola community debates responsibilities of corporations

Students, faculty, and practitioners gathered to discuss professor Abraham Singer’s book, The Form of the Firm.

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Donor accelerates student learning and social impact
Baumhart News

Donor accelerates student learning and social impact

Students in Loyola’s course on Managing Nonprofit Organizations are asked to serve as fundraising consultants to nonprofit clients. This year’s class became all the more rewarding thanks to generous gifts from the donor-advised fund of Ruthellyn and Ron Musil.

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1871 CEO advises future entrepreneurs
Fisher Family Conversations

1871 CEO advises future entrepreneurs

Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871, told a packed room of Loyola students and faculty that she believes influencing skills are one of the most important things to learn and practice at every stage in a career.

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Chicago leaders make case for inclusivity
Executive Conversations

Chicago leaders make case for inclusivity

Rahm Emmanuel and leaders from across Chicago came together on October 2nd at the Inclusion + Innovation Summit, co-hosted by Comcast NBCUniversal and the Baumhart Center. Over the daylong summit, leaders explored how inclusivity can drive Chicago’s ongoing evolution as a global city.

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Johnson-Scales encourages students to be resilient
Fisher Family Conversations

Johnson-Scales encourages students to be resilient

Corporate social impact leader Nicole Johnson-Scales offered three pieces of advice to students and mentors: pay attention to your personal brand, build strong relationships and be resilient through detours.

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Impact investing blurs boundaries
Executive Conversations

Impact investing blurs boundaries

Three key trends in impact investing emerged at a standing-room-only breakfast hosted by the Baumhart Center.

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