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Nazareth Welcomes Ellen Gustafson, Nov. 19

  • Published: October 31, 2013

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Nazareth Welcomes Ellen Gustafson, Nov. 19

Nazareth College is proud to welcome an inspiring female leader Ellen Gustafson, who will give a lecture Leading Change and Innovation on November 19, at 7 p.m. in the Callahan Theater in the Nazareth College Arts Center. Gustafson is a sustainable food system activist, innovator and social entrepreneur and also is the Co-Founder of Food Tank and the founder of 30 Project and ChangeDinner. Gustafson’s work with these organizations is focused on helping to alleviate hunger, obesity and poverty. A Q&A with Gustafson will follow the lecture that is free and open to the public. Arrangements for the appearance of Ellen Gustafson are made through The Guild Agency Speakers Bureau. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Ave. Rochester,N.Y. 14618. For more information, contact Rachel Cordy at (585) 389-2331.

Along with being the co-founder of Food Tank, Gustafson is also the co-founder of FEED Project, a charitable company that creates consumer products such as bags, accessories and clothing. Through the sale of these items, FEED builds in a donation that helps feed the world. This organization has been able to provide more than 65 million school meals to children around the world. 

Gustafson has been recognized for her accomplishments by being featured as one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, listed as one of Inc Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30, and she has spoken at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference. In addition to these accomplishments, Gustafson has also given multiple TED talks, keynoted to the Italian Parliament, lectured at Harvard, NYU, Columbia University, the U.S. Naval Academy, and Feeding America along with many others.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Campus Activities Board at Nazareth College.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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