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Three Chicago Nonprofit Leaders Awarded Fellowships at Harvard Business School

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Chicago Press Release

The Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and HBSCC Charitable Fund (the "Fund") are pleased to name three Chicago-area nonprofit executive directors as 2013 Fellows. They are:

• Brian Fabes of Civic Consulting Alliance. Civic Consulting invests $15 million of private sector, pro bono services in the things that matter most -- education, public safety, healthcare, and more -- in Chicago every year.

• Sandee Kastrul of i.c.stars. i.c.stars is a workforce development and social enterprise that trains and places disadvantaged youth in paying IT jobs. Placement rate: 95%. Job retention rate: 80%. Annual salary before i.c.stars: $10,000. Annual salary after i.c.stars: $42,000.

• Justine Nagan of Kartemquin Films. Kartemquin strives to spark democracy through documentary. A leading voice for independent media for over 45 years, it has nurtured hundreds of emerging and professional social issue filmmakers while producing Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters, among other notable works.

Each year the Fund awards its fellowships to a select group of Chicago's leading nonprofit executives. The fellowships allow them to attend at no cost the Harvard Business School ("HBS") Strategic Perspectives for Non-Profit Managers ("SPNM") course held on the School's campus each July.

SPNM is recognized as perhaps the world's most prominent graduate-level program for nonprofit executive directors. At SPNM, HBS faculty works with 140 nonprofit leaders from around the globe to refine their missions and develop new creative, entrepreneurial strategies for succeeding in these challenging times.

"Our three Fellows this year were selected from a pool of about 30 nominees -- all of them highly qualified. The award recognizes truly outstanding nonprofit management and contribution to the Chicagoland community," said Ryan Kuhn, Fellowship Committee Chairman.

The Fellowships are funded by contributions made to the Fund. In the last 11 years, the Fund has granted 28 fellowships at a cost of about $150,000.

Bruce Mumford, Co-President of the HBS Club of Chicago added, "Chicago is remarkable for the talent and commitment that hundreds of local nonprofit leaders bring to our community. It is our privilege to recognize only a few of the talented leaders that live in our area."

For further information about the Fund fellowships, please call the HBS Club of Chicago office at 847/256-4846.