Social Enterprise: Doing Well and Good

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

March 21, 2016: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Experts will discuss social entrepreneurship and its use of business talent to produce public good, also explaining Chicago Booth's facilitation of this emerging impact economy.


Illinois Institute of Technology
Rice Campus
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois

Event Details

With election season's rhetoric on myriad social ills and proposed new solutions in full bloom, is there any significant prospect to move from cheap talk to real results? Can seasoned business performers provide the answer by transferring their skills to seemingly intractable pathologies? Or is this innovation fated for disappointment due to inevitable constraints?

Our expert panel of venture philanthropists will sort through the related issues to enlighten us on the methods and prospects of social entrepreneurship. This emerging managerial specialty is both a recent academic priority for Chicago Booth and of significant interest to its students and recent graduates. The program will thus provide early understanding of a noteworthy business trend.


Entrepreneurial Roundtable members, Booth faculty and students - $15 until March 16, then $20.


General public - $20 until March 16, then $25.


Register Online

• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel, please do so by the Thursday before this event.

Deadline: 3/21/2016

Speaker Profiles

Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald (Panelist)
Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Chicago

Evelyn together with founding partners launched SVP Chicago in 2012 to enable systemic and impactful social change through innovative nonprofits and engaged philanthropists. An attorney, she started professionally at McDermott, Will and Emory and later was Associate General Counsel and Director of Single Family Business for the Midwestern Regional Office of Fannie Mae. She is Vice Chair of a Local School Council in Chicago. She earned her BS in Communications and JD degrees from Northwestern U.

James M. Marion (Panelist)
Managing Director National Fiduciary Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Jim supervises the acceptance of new trust business at his firm and acts as primary liaison with investment organizations. He previously was Trust Counsel for LaSalle National Bank and an estate attorney in private practice. He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Spanish and a master's degree in Geography from Kansas State University, a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Cindy Paulauskas (Panelist)
President & COO, Rivet Radio, Inc.

Cindy is a founder of both Chicago start-up Rivet Radio and Tia Ventures. The former provides a global audio publishing platform and digital audio news and podcast apps, the latter offers adventure travel to Turkey. An SVP-Chicago partner, she co-chairs its investment committee. She previously served multiple management roles at NAVTEQ. She earned her BA in Economics from USC and an Executive MBA from Chicago Booth.


Greg Gocek, '85 

Other Information

Networking with light refreshments  - 6:15 to 7 PM

Program begins at 7 PM.