Oct 9


  • Fort Mason

SOCAP15 will build on seven years of content and conversations at the intersection of money and meaning. The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship hosts several panel discussions and an afterparty with the who's who of the social entrepreneurship sector. 

Buy your tickets to SOCAP here

Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis by Chris Lowney
5:30 pm17:30

Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis by Chris Lowney

  • Santa Clara University

The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to present Chris Lowney, the internationally known speaker and best-selling author of “Heroic Leadership."

Former Jesuit turned J.P. Morgan Managing Director, Chris Lowney speaks on the Pope Francis's leadership style. He analyzes the distinctive leadership style and priorities of a Pope that has rejuvenated the Catholic Church and captured the imagination of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. 

How has he done it? In “Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads”, Lowney explores how the Pope’s spiritual principles have prepared him to lead the Church and significantly influence our rapidly changing world. 

Join us on October 19th 5:30 - 7:30pm, enjoy hors d’oeuvres & wine, and welcome Chris Lowney to Santa Clara University. Open to the public.

Seating is limited; reserve you space now.

The reception will be held in the Nobili Dining Room with the main presentation taking place in the historic Adobe Lodge.

4:00 pm16:00

Global Social Benefit Fellows Open House

Photo Credit: IMAN Studios

Photo Credit: IMAN Studios

Global Social Benefit Fellows Open House

At the Miller Center we facilitate practice-based learning and action-based research to support social entrepreneurs and to build future change makers.

Every year, the Education and Action Research department prepares 18-20 undergraduate Global Social Benefit Fellows from various disciplines to work in the field alongside social entrepreneurs, providing valuable research projects and results. 

The 2015 Fellows traveled to India, Mexico, Tanzania, and Uganda to work alongside social enterprises in solar, healthcare, waste management, and water sanitation. 

Come meet the Global Social Benefit Fellows and hear of their transformational experiences and action research. 

9:00 am09:00

ANDE Annual Conference

  • Tarrytown, NY

We'll be at the ANDE Annual Conference, the largest gathering of ANDE members from around the globe. The event is targeted toward senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking opportunities, and plenary sessions with leading thinkers in the SGB space. 
Register here

9:30 am09:30

Investor Showcase (Sold-Out)

  • Santa Clara University

Connect with Investment-Ready Impact Entrepreneurs 

Presenting the next wave of social entrepreneurs preparing to scale

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Investor Showcase is an invitation only event on August 20, 2015 at Santa Clara University. The event will feature 15 investment-ready social entrepreneurs, who are driving change in 16 countries across eight sectors. They offer some of the world’s most investment-ready solutions to alleviating poverty. After the presentations, interested investors will have the opportunity to meet and converse with the entrepreneurs in scheduled one-on-one meetings. 


9:30 am Registration & Refreshments

10:00am Welcome & Entrepreneur Pitches (1st half)

11:30 am Break

11: 55 am Entrepreneur Pitches (2nd half)

12:30pm Lunch and Networking Reception

2:00 - 4:00 pm One-one-One Investor Meetings

4:00 pm Event Concludes  


The GSBI Accelerator Investor Showcase will be livestreamed on Thursday, August 20th, starting at 10:00am PST. Click here to watch the event.

2:15 pm14:15

Research with a Mission

  • Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University
Open House

Meet the 2014 and 2015 Global Social Benefit Fellows at the Research with a Mission Open House and Expo!

To be held Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 2:15 - 4:15 pm in the Locatelli Center on the Santa Clara University campus. 

This year we are partnering with the University Honors Program to host more than one hundred posters by the Global Social Benefit Fellows, the Wim & Maria Roelandts Grant Recipients, and University Honors Program Seniors who have written Honors Theses.


9:00 pm21:00


  • Mission Gardens, Santa Clara University


On Thursday, April 30th at 6pm, Santa Clara University will bring together Silicon Valley and all who have a heart for a more just, sustainable world for an evening celebrating the social enterprise movement and its leaders.

Join us, as we honor extraordinary individuals - Charly and Lisa Kleissner of KL Felicitas Foundation and Matt Flannery of Kiva - whose work embodies singular compassion, broad vision, and systemic change through social enterprise. 

Located at Santa Clara University campus, the evening will feature a cocktail hour showcase of innovations for humanity by social entrepreneurs, student fellows, and Jesuit institutions across the world, a grand dinner, and a room full of people who want more impact and more meaningful lives.