Happy Turkey day, all. I’m home in Maine with my folks getting ready to gobble up some tasty food. In the next couple of weeks, I hope to post a few more installments in the “Thoughts on Philanthropy” series, as well as a wrap-up of the Yale SOM Philanthropy Conference that took place last Friday, November 16. In the meantime, I’m enjoying my new set of classes, even if they are kicking my ass somewhat – I never in my life thought I would ever be so interested in the mechanics of discounted cash flows and buying on margin. I do have one piece of good news to report, which is that I’ve been selected as the Class of 2009 representative for SOM’s Loan Forgiveness Program, which reimburses students who enter the public sector following graduation for up to 100% of their need-based loan obligations. This program is pretty much the reason that I’m in business school at the moment; I had thought about it for several years but wasn’t willing to take on the financial burden of a student budget tailored for people going into investment banking and consulting. I’m very proud to be attending an institution that makes such a public and substantial commitment to the nonprofit sector and its students who are interested in using their talents to make the world a better place.
By Ian David Moss on November 21, 2007