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"Making Money and Making Change: How Millennials and Non-profits will Rebuild America" is the topic of April 12 lecture

Monday, March 12, 2012

The 2012 Duffy Colloquium keynote address will be presented by social entrepreneur Robert Egger

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

For the seventh annual Duffy Colloquium keynote address, 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." The event takes place on Thursday, April 12, 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 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/.

Dedicated to giving students both a macro and micro understanding of how institutions interact within society, the Duffy program has contributed to many community-based development and research projects, including the successful Empty Bowl fundraiser for Caritas, Beloit's local food and clothing pantry.

For more information on the keynote address or the Duffy Program, contact Carol Wickersham, the Duffy Community Partnerships coordinator, at 608-363-2023 or visit www.beloit.edu/duffy.

The event is free and open to the public.