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Ramapo College to Present Symposium and Panel Discussion on Social Entrepreneurship on April 6

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 3, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – A symposium titled “Social Entrepreneurship: Wave of the Future?” will be presented on Wednesday, April 6 at 8 the Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The event, which is free and open to the public, features five guest panelists. It is sponsored by the Ramapo College Anisfield School of Business and moderated by Professor Murray Sabrin.

In 1991, The Wall Street Journal published Peter F. Drucker’s essay, “It Profits Us to Strengthen Nonprofits,” where he made several critical statements about America’s welfare state, including…”Government has proved incompetent at solving social problems, virtually every success we have scored has been achieved by nonprofits.” In the nearly 25 years since Drucker’s essay was published, many of his observations still ring true. This will be the topic of discussion by the panelists, including:

  • HOWARD HYSOCK, Vice President for Research and Publications and Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative at the Manhattan Institute.
  • MITCH KAHN, Professor Emeritus of Social Work, Ramapo College, who serves on the boards of the Greater Bergen Community Action Program, the Bergen County Housing Coalition and City Green, Inc.
  • SANDRA MINIUTTI, Vice President, Marketing and Chief Financial Officer for Charity Navigator; co-creator of the non-profit GlassRoots, which provides youth with opportunities to create glass art and develop entrepreneurial skills.
  • AMANDA MISSEY, Executive Director of the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative and member of the Board of Advisors of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bergen County Workforce Development Board.
  • JAMES OSTROWSKI, Attorney, Buffalo, New York, and author of Government Schools are Bad for Your Kids: What you Need to Know; Political Class Dismissed: Essays Against Politics; and Progressivism, a Primer, among others.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. Additional funding for this symposium was provided by the John Templeton Foundation through a grant from the Institute for Humane Studies.  Refreshments and registration begin at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by March 25 to For disability-related accommodations, call 201-684-7373.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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