Gigot Center

OUR Impact

Following are stories of hope—of people who make a difference, who seek a solution, who are not intimidated by the size of the challenge they face. They show us compassion, ingenuity, passion and enterprising endeavors. Many of these stories also illustrate the important role of business and market mechanisms for achieving results which benefit the wider human community.

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Elizabeth Scharpf, '99

Founder, President and CEO of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)

Alum Planting Entrepreneurial Roots

“Scharpf's Sustainable Health Enterprises seeks to not only improve the health and lifestyles of women in Rwandan villages, but also to provide the means to lift them from poverty.” MORE

 
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XAVIER HELGESON ’01

CIO & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, Better World Books

20-Something Booksellers are Making Commerce and Literacy Stack Up

Young alumni have introduced an innovative business model that turns donated textbooks into dollars to promote literacy worldwide. MORE

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Pablo Nava '08

Founder, PFNC Global Communities

Container + Dreams = Home

In 2007, Pablo Nava (’08) and his cousin Brian McCarthy entered and won the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Social Venture Business Plan Competition with their blueprint for PFNC Global Communities. MORE