New Haven, Conn.-September 15, 2003 -- The Yale School of Management is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1.5 million dollars from The Goldman Sachs Foundation. The grant will help fund "The Yale School of Management – The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures," an initiative established in 2002 to educate nonprofits about nonprofit enterprise. This is the second such grant bestowed by The Goldman Sachs Foundation. The first, a $1.5 million contribution in 2002, helped launch The Partnership, which also receives support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
As New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer launched an investigation into the fraudulent after-market trading practices of mutual fund firms, Professors K. Geert Rouwenhorst and William Goetzmann were on the forefront of those commenting on the probe.
Donald Hamilton Ogilvie, a member of the SOM Charter Class, an advisor to Fortune 500 executives and leaders of major non-profit and government organizations, who helped establish Afro-American studies as a respected field of university scholarship, died of a heart attack on Sunday, July 27th, 2003. He was 57.
Neal Keny-Guyer '82 spoke at SOM's Commencement ceremonies on Monday, May 26, 2003. Keny-Guyer has served as CEO of Mercy Corps since 1994. Under his leadership, Mercy Corps has emerged as a leading international relief organization with operations in 29 countries, a staff of 2,000 and an annual operating budget in excess of $125 million.
In the recently published book, What's the Big Idea?: Creating and Capitalizing on the Best Management Thinking (HBS Press), authors Thomas Davenport, Larry Prusak and H. James Wilson rank Professor Barry Nalebuff and Associate Dean Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on their list of the top 200 business gurus.