GCC Foundation: Wolcott J. Humphrey Symposium Invitation!


Please Join Us!!

What: Wolcott J. Humphrey III Symposium on Leadership and Community Life

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020 / Stuart Steiner Theatre

Who: Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.

What It’s About: Jerry Greenfield along with his partner Ben Cohen, parlayed their humorous attitudes and a socially responsible business model into the ice cream empire,

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc (). Jerry will share insights into how Ben & Jerry’s went from a store front venture in a converted Burlington, Vermont gas station in 1978 to an ice cream brand known around the globe for high quality and funky flavors like Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey and Half Baked. Ben & Jerry’s has become the first wholly-owned subsidiary to earn B Corp Certification. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Based on his experiences, Jerry Greenfield will share the promises and pitfalls of a “values-led” business.

Cost: $25 per person includes an ice cream reception after the presentation

**Cost is free for GCC Students with valid ID**

Reservations: Seats are limited

***RSVP by September 18, 2013***

For further inquiries:

Email: foundation@genesee.edu

Call: GCC Foundation 585-345-6909

Background: The event honors Wolcott J. (Jay) Humphrey III, who was a man of vision throughout his career and life. After his sudden death in September 2001, close friends and family established the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Symposium on Leadership and Community Life in his memory. Mr. Humphrey served as President of Pavilion State Bank (now part of Five Star Bank) at the time of his death, was a member of Genesee Community College’s Board of Directors and one of the region’s foremost civic leaders and a strong proponent of leadership development. The Humphrey Symposium brings speakers with a national or regional reputation to Genesee Community College to discuss various facets of leadership. Past speakers have included Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim; Paychex CEO Thomas Golisano; Dr. Donna M. Fernandes, President of the Buffalo Zoological Society; William Hudnut III, former U.S. Representative; Paul S. Speranza, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman, General Counsel, and Secretary of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.; and Fred Grandy, television star, radio personality, former CEO and U.S. Congressman.


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