Robert Egger, founder and president of the DC Central Kitchen, will present “Making Money and Making Change: How Millennials and Non-profits will Rebuild America,” tonight (Thursday) at 8 p.m., in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall.
As the 2012 Duffy Colloquium keynote speaker, Egger is the most recent in a line of authors and scholars brought to campus each year (this is the seventh annual Duffy Colloquium keynote address) to address the core question of the Duffy program: “What makes a good society?”
Egger, a highly distinguished social entrepreneur and non-profit visionary, founded DC Central Kitchen in 1989 with the mission of building long-term solutions to the interconnected problems of poverty, hunger and homelessness. The Washington, D.C.-based organization provides breakfast, outreach and counseling services to the chronically homeless, and recycles 3,000 pounds of food each day, converting it into 4,500 meals that are distributed to 100 shelters, transitional homes and rehabilitation clinics throughout the D.C. area.
In addition, Egger is the author of Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient, and Rewarding for All. He was also the co-convener of the first ever Nonprofit Congress, held in 2006. Egger now speaks throughout the country and internationally on the subjects of hunger, sustainability, nonprofit political engagement, and social enterprise. Check out his blog at http://www.robertegger.org/; he also authored a blog post in yesterday’s Huffington Post, “The Most Important Word for Nonprofits: Merger.” (Thanks for the tip, Brian Shobe!)
For more information on the keynote address or the Duffy Program, visit www.beloit.edu/duffy.