Broad MBA students share a passion for giving and contribute to their community in important and meaningful ways.
Each year, the MBA Association participates in the MBA Food Fight, a national competition to gather food for hunger relief organizations. The event helps the American Red Cross and America’s Second Harvest to feed the hungry in the local communities of the competing business schools.
Food Fight facts:
- Broad competes with 20 other top MBA programs from around the country.
- The Broad School recently took first place in the “pounds collected per student” category.
- Broad donated $6,298 in 2009 and 44,083.95 lbs of food to the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross.
MBA students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to bid on items and event tickets, purchase raffle tickets, and make personal donations.
In 2010, the MBA Association raised more than $11,600 during the live auction. Proceeds go to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation to help further research efforts.
The MBA Association joins the fight against breast cancer each spring by sponsoring the Broad MBA Team in the Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure.
The Broad MBA Team has been among the top 10 fundraisers in the Greater Lansing Race for the Cure, with funds going to support national breast cancer research as well as local screening and education programs.
In 2009, the Broad MBA Team finished eighth overall out of nearly 230 teams, raising nearly $4,600.
The MBA Association and individual students coordinate several activities that benefit the community one day per semester. Activities include mentoring local school children to improve reading skills and build self-confidence.