01 Feb 2002
Building Community in the Bay AreaTopics:
fall, over eighty HBS alumni and nonprofit leaders gathered in
Menlo Park, California, to hear HBS
senior lecturer Reynold Levy discuss the relationship between
nonprofit CEOs and their boards. Levy, himself a CEO of the New
York City; based International Rescue Committee, spoke candidly
about his experiences with his board and about critical issues
relating to governing nonprofit organizations today.
The event was hosted by the HBS Community Partners, a group established
by the HBS
Association of Northern California in 1986 to give local alumni
a chance to channel their interests and skills into community
service. Since that time, more than 400 HBS alumni have volunteered
business consulting assistance to over 150 nonprofit organizations
throughout the Bay Area, including museums, symphonies, and social
service and community development agencies.
The gathering also served as an occasion to honor Claudia Stern
(MBA '85) with the Jim Stocker Volunteer Award for Excellence.
Each year this distinction is presented to an HBS graduate who
has made significant contributions to Community Partners and its
clients. Stern was singled out for her work as a volunteer as
well as for her ten years of service on the Community Partners
Class of MBA 1985, Section H