Fox Board Fellows was first piloted in the Spring semester of 2011 under the leadership of Fox Net Impact President Christy Bare and advisor Brittni Devereaux. A signature program of Net Impact, Christy and Brittni initiated the board fellows program adoption at Fox because of its fit for socially and civically minded MBA students.
“Christy and I both agreed that the Fox program was a great fit for Board Fellows. Given Fox’s physical presence in the community, and its ability to attract students who are looking to build a career (and life) here, we thought that this program was just a natural extension of what was already working well. Now students have the support to be great business and civic leaders right here in Philadelphia.”
– Brittni Devereaux
Upon her graduation from the MBA program, Brittni reached out to the Enterprise Management Consulting (EMC) practice and asked EMC to partner with Net Impact to help ensure long term sustainability and growth of the Fox Board Fellows program. Given EMC’s track record leading consulting projects in the social venture and sustainability space, Brittni saw EMC as a natural partner and one which would lend academic strength and access to nonprofit leaders in the Philadelphia community.