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Elizabeth Benefield
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Elizabeth launched the Social Innovation Fellows in 2017 and is the Program Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NC State. She is leading a campus-wide effort to create and nurture a strong social innovation campus ecosystem, and build external partnerships with social sector leaders and organizations to empower students to use their skills to become engaged citizens of the world.

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Alisha Brice
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Alisha is the Program Coordinator for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NC State, where she helps to organize strategies and produce programming to enrich the educational and professional development of students. Her role focuses on supporting students in their efforts to become change-makers, global citizens, and empathic leaders.

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Rich Clerkin
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Rich is the executive director of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University where he leads a team of professional staff and students to be a community where ideas, resources, and support are devoted to strengthening the capacity of nonprofit and social sector organizations in NC and beyond. He also serves as Professor in the Department of Public Administration at NC State.

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Jack Ratterree
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Jack is the program assistant for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NC State. He is currently a senior studying graphic design at NC State's College of Design. He is passionate about exploring the nonprofit sector, using a multidisciplinary approach to tackle big ideas, and straightening out creative concepts.

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Katherine Stubbs
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Katherine is the Marketing and Communications Intern for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NC State. She is currently studying Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about exploring the non-profit sector's role in invoking social innovation and the impact of philanthropy on community development.

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Your support of the Social Innovation Fellows is essential to preparing the next generation of social sector leaders. Unrestricted gifts are especially needed as we grow the capacity and reach of the program. Gifts at all levels are greatly appreciated!

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To make an online contribution by credit card please use the secure online gift form on the Humanities and Social Sciences giving page. Direct your gift to the Social Entrepreneurship Program. Thank you!