Local or global giving?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

University of St. Thomas business school and faculty in recent weeks have promoted business ethics and volunteering, both at the 2011 Rock the Garden and through social media, a promotion that has drawn hundreds of responses.

At Peavey Plaza on the Nicollet Mall Thursday, the college displayed those results on large local and world maps, and asked for additional responses, as volunteers scooped ice cream. To date, results show that 80 percent of respondents hope to make a difference in Minnesota while 20 percent would prefer to make a global impact.

The UST Opus College of Business will donate up to $15,000, $1 for each response, to one of three charities: Kiva, First Book and Feed My Starving Children.

Originally published: 08/20/2011, Star Tribune