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2015 Champions for Change

Throughout the 2014-2015 men's basketball season, Brady Corporation and Marquette Social Innovation have teamed up to recognize those making a difference. These social innovators are attacking root causes and are true Champions for Change!

Announcing The 2015 Champions for Change:


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Champions for Change

What is Social Innovation?

"It combines the passion of a social mission
with an image of business-like discipline,
innovation, and determination."

- J. Gregory Dees

Why is this important to The Brady Corp?

"Brady Corp supports the communities in which we live and work. The partnership between Brady, Marquette, and social innovation is exciting because there is a ripple effect – Brady is giving to the community in a way that aims to change existing cycles. We’re supporting new solutions to old problems. Think of innovations and business models that actually shorten the soup kitchen line and ultimately eliminate it altogether!"

- Kathie Campbell, Director, Corporate Relations at Brady Corporation

How does social innovation fit at Marquette?

"Marquette is uniquely positioned among Ashoka's University partners as a Changemaker Campus because of its Jesuit history and the kind of leadership that that history embodies. Because Marquette is located where it is geographically - in a region where the concept of social entrepreneurship is relatively new - it plays a key and critical role in bringing that concept, social action, and social impact to the region"

- Diana Wells, President of Ashoka

Who are Social Entrepreneurs?

"Social entrepreneurs are transformative forces: people with new ideas to address major problems who are relentless in the pursuit of their visions, people who simply will not take no for an answer, who will not give up until they have spread their ideas as far as they possibly can."

- David Bornstein, How to Change the World