Sally Osberg, Founder of Skoll World Forum and Prominent Champion of Social Entrepreneurship, to Speak at Inaugural “Magis” Dinner May 18 at Santa Clara University

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Sally Osberg, the internationally respected thought leader in the field of social entrepreneurship, will speak about the future of social innovation and the challenges facing the next generation of innovators, on Sunday, May 18 at Santa Clara University.

Osberg will be one of two honorees at Santa Clara University’s first annual Magis dinner, to benefit the University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society. She will receive the Magis Global Changemaker Award, along with former social entrepreneur Graham Macmillan of Citi Foundation.

Magis will takes place at 6 p.m. at the University’s Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Activity Center. It aims to bring Silicon Valley together to introduce new people to social enterprise and advance the thinking of social enterprise leaders.

Osberg is the president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation. Over the past decade, the Foundation has invested more than $150 million in social entrepreneurs whose transformative innovations have driven solutions to the world’s most pressing problems and improved lives by maximizing health, education, opportunity, and transparency in some of the poorest places on earth. A global thought leader and author, Osberg founded the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship – the largest gathering of social entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, which just completed its spectacular 11th year last week in Oxford, England.

“We are tremendously excited to honor Sally Osberg, one of the world’s most respected authorities and pioneers in the advancement of social entrepreneurship,” said Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., executive director of the Center. “As we continue to scale our own work both locally – through a partnership with eBay Foundation – and globally – through a network of Jesuit and mission-aligned institutions – we are proud to call the Skoll Foundation a treasured partner.”

Also during the May 18 event:

  • Social entrepreneurs from around the world—from San Francisco to sub-Saharan Africa—will be on hand showcasing solutions to problems from infant mortality to unclean water.
  • Santa Clara University students who have participated in the Global Social Benefit Fellows program –researching and augmenting the work of social entrepreneurs around the world – will present displays of their work.
  • Representatives from 10 Jesuit global universities seeking ways to mentor and foster social entrepreneurship will be in attendance and on campus May 18 - 21 as part of a meeting of the GSBI Network.
  • Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., Secretary for Higher Education for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) also will attend.

Tickets for Magis are $225 each or $400/pair, and table sponsorships range from $1500 to $10,000. Tickets and details are available at scu.edu/magis, or by contacting Jen Jayme at jjayme@scu.edu. Media are invited to attend by RSVPing to Deborah Lohse of SCU Media Relations, 408-554-5121 or dlohse@scu.edu.

For more on the work of CSTS see scu.edu/socialbenefit/.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.

Contacts

SCU Media Relations
Deborah Lohse, 408-554-5121
dlohse@scu.edu
or
CSTS Marketing
Jaime Gusching, 408-554-6048
jgusching@scu.edu

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Sally Osberg, the internationally respected leader in the field of social entrepreneurship, will receive an award and speak about the future of the field on Sunday, May 18 at Santa Clara University.

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Contacts

SCU Media Relations
Deborah Lohse, 408-554-5121
dlohse@scu.edu
or
CSTS Marketing
Jaime Gusching, 408-554-6048
jgusching@scu.edu