Judith Cone to receive Nourish International Impact Award, Feb. 27

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Judith Cone to receive Nourish International Impact Award, Feb. 27


(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 19, 2015) – Nourish International, an international nonprofit organization founded by UNC- Chapel Hill students in 2003, is honoring key leaders in the fields of higher education, international development, and social entrepreneurship at its Biannual Hunger Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 27. Interim Vice Chancellor of Commercialization and Economic Development Judith Cone will receive a Nourish International Impact Award, along with IntraHealth’s Pape Gaye and Appia’s Jud Bowman at the luncheon.


The event will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Rizzo Conference Center. Guests will include past Nourish Board Members and staff, community and university leaders, students, and donors. To purchase tickets or to sponsor our event, visit our Eventbrite page at http://2015hungerluncheon.eventbrite.com.


The luncheon will recognize outstanding leaders of change in the Triangle, celebrate the success of Nourish, and to discuss the future of Nourish’s student movement. Attendees will hear firsthand about the organization’s accomplishments, values, and mission. Guests will also enjoy the meal that started it all, Hunger Lunch. The menu includes cuisine consisting of rice, beans, and cornbread—a typical meal in many regions of the developing world.


As the Special Assistant to the Chancellor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cone has helped to cultivate an entrepreneurial environment at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Carolina, Cone spent 15 years at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she served as the vice president of emerging strategies and entrepreneurship. Cone led several of the foundation’s key initiatives including a business start-up training program, Kauffman Campuses Initiative, which helps to make education in entrepreneurship accessible across college campuses, and an award-winning online resource for entrepreneurs. Cone also serves as the interim director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.


For information, please contact Kelly Phoenix at kelly@nourish.org or visit nourish.org.