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Duke Memorial Events Summary

On February 11, 2014, despite inclement weather that disrupted the travel plans of many, several of Greg’s friends, family, and current and former students and colleagues gathered at Duke to celebrate his life and honor his legacy.  The events were co-hosted by Duke’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative with the goal of providing an opportunity for reflections, personal remembrances, and mourning, as well as a forum for discussing Greg’s work and looking to the future.  Together, we celebrated Greg as not only the pioneering “father of social entrepreneurship education” whose ideas and efforts helped define the field, but as the friend, mentor, and teacher he was to so many near and far. [...]

Invitation from Duke/CASE to Feb 11th Memorial Events

Celebrating Greg Dees  [...]

Duke Memorial Service for Greg Dees - Tuesday, February 11th

On Tuesday, February 11th, the Fuqua School of Business and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) will be hosting a late afternoon event in Greg's honor before an evening memorial service at Duke's Divinity School Chapel.  Details will be forthcoming later this week.  Anyone interested is also welcome and encouraged to attend the 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) Conference at Fuqua the following day, Wednesday, February 12th.  The theme for this year is "Shaping the Future Through Innovation," certainly a topic near and dear to Greg's heart.[...]

Memorials to Greg

While I am still struggling to put into words my remembrances of Greg, I and I know many, many others have been deeply moved by - and at times smiled at and repeatedly nodded in agreement with - the many tributes to Greg posted here.  Thank you all for sharing.[...]

Update on Greg - December 2, 2013

Greg fell severely ill two months ago with serious bleeding in his lungs that may have been precipitated by an auto-immune disease he has been fighting for some time. Since then, he has been at Duke Hospital, where a team of doctors have been treating his lungs and underlying conditions.  During this time, he also suffered a stroke.  [...]