The Cavanagh Fund: Ethical Solutions to Social Problems

Fr. Cavanagh
Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J.,

Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics

Celebrating the distinguished career of Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J.,
a founder of the field of Business Ethics, by announcing

The Cavanagh Fund: Ethical Solutions to Social Problems

Fr. Cavanagh’s fundamental insight was that business, as the most powerful agency in society, can and should be a force for positive societal change. As his unparalleled career was ending, Fr. Cavanagh requested the establishment of a fund to continue his work in perpetuity. Thus, the Cavanagh Fund will sponsor research by teams of practitioners and scholars to develop pragmatic, private-sector solutions that address social problems — issues like sustainable resource use, student debt relief, food insecurity, racial injustice, global warming and others.

Each research team will include at least one academic and one industry practitioner (broadly defined to include corporate executives or managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders of nonprofit agencies). Grant proposals will be reviewed semi-annually by an Advisory Board appointed by the dean of the College of Business Administration. 

To contribute to the betterment of society with a gift to the Cavanagh Fund, use the drop-down designation menu below to select: