When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
Hosted jointly by the Social Enterprise Club and the Luxury Goods and Retail Club at NYU Stern, the Think Social, Drink Local event features a fashion show highlighting offerings by ecofriendly, or “green,” designers (modeled by Stern students and administrators) and organic beverages produced by local vineyards and breweries. A portion of the proceeds raised from ticket sales benefits the Student Social Venture Fund. The 2011 event, which raised more than $22,000, was held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Arts and was catered by Bread Alone Bakery. Other sponsors of the event included Brooklyn Brewery, Izze Sparkling Juice and Colbert Nation. The event even featured raffle prize packages that allowed winners to experience New York’s “locavorian” culture.
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