Posted by Ally Batty on September 24, 2015
The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) is pleased to announce Natalie Wilson as the inaugural recipient of the Lauren and Keith Breslauer, '88, Social Impact Scholarship, which supports Chicago Booth students with career ambitions in social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The scholarship awards an annual prize of $20,000 to a rising second-year student.
Natalie Wilson is a Full-Time MBA student at Booth concentrating in economics, strategic management, finance, and entrepreneurship. Wilson began her career in actuarial consulting at Towers Watson and later moved into a corporate finance role at UnitedHealth Group (UHG). She serves as a social impact career advisor at Booth and as the co-chair of the Net Impact, Mothers at Booth, and African-American MBA Association student groups. This past spring, Wilson interned at Duchossois Capital Management where she evaluated growth equity opportunities in education and health-care technology. She recently completed an internship at A Better Chicago, a venture philanthropy fund focused on improving educational outcomes for low-income Chicagoans. After Booth, Wilson plans to pursue a career at the intersection of financial services and social impact in order to make a measurable, long-term impact on the communities she is passionate about.
About Keith Breslauer, ’88
Keith Breslauer is the founder and managing partner of Patron Capital, which represents approximately €2.5 billion of capital across several funds and related co-investments throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Breslauer is actively engaged with a number of civic and social impact organizations, including the SEI advisory board, the European Supervisory Board for Chicago Booth, North London Collegiate School, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, the Royal Hasler Company, the Prince's Teaching Institute, and the Prince's Regeneration Trust (Prince's Trust).
Growing the Social Impact Community at Booth
In 2012, Booth launched SEI in response to the broadening interests of students, alumni, and faculty in social impact. The initiative supports the aspiration of students and alumni to impact social issues and fosters research on how institutions help solve global problems. Among its activities, SEI offers programming and resources in support of a variety of career aspirations and around a multitude of social issues.