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“Rare in our lives are we handed the responsibility to change the world for one organization…No text book, no class and no test could ever compare with the lessons I have learned from this program.”

Shaun Reed

MBA 2015

Olin/United Way Board Fellow

“Olin and the United Way provided me an amazing experience to give back in a new and unique way, while learning valuable leadership skills and earning credit towards graduation.”

Kara Conwell

Professional MBA 2013

Olin/United Way Board Fellow

“If you learn how a nonprofit board operates now – when the time comes and you are a business leader in the community – you will be able to integrate well with that organization and be a full participant.”

Charlie Felker

MBA 2013

Olin/United Way Board Fellow

Olin/United Way Board Fellows

Olin/United Way Board Fellows impact the St. Louis community as local nonprofit board members. Through a year-long service with United Way, students engage with community leaders and develop valuable skills in board governance, interpersonal communication, and leadership. Thirty-six students currently serve as active board members for 36 nonprofit organizations.

Agencies include:

Almost Home International Institute
Asthma & Allergy Foundation Senior Service Plus
Crime Victim Advocacy Center Wyman Center
Great Circle

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Fast Facts

130
# students 60+ United Way partners have enlisted in the Board Fellows program over a 5-year period.