SEIC awards

Legendary social entrepreneur Bill Strickland (right) talks with prospective Olin student Elayne Wesley of Rochester, N.Y., after his talk at the 2009 Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Competition (SEIC) awards ceremony April 23. WUSTL student Claire Wolff (MSW ’09) received the $5,000 student award for her work with the Urban Studio Cafe, which received the $30,000 Deaconess Foundation award. Four other ventures received awards: The Exchange received $35,000 from the YouthBridge Community Foundation; Rupununi Learners earned the $25,000 Skandalaris Foundation award; Missouri Women in Trades won the $25,000 Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis award; and Fathers Support Center Legal Clinic won the $30,000 Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis award. For more information about the SEIC and the winners, visit