Georgetown Net Impact Chapter Leaders Receive National Award

November 14, 2011 Elly Drygas and Kate Reid Win Net Impact Award

The co-presidents of the Net Impact chapter at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business recently were awarded the Net Impact Leadership Award for their dedication to the organization. MBA students Elly Drygas and Kate Reid were two of only 11 students recognized from the more than 280 nationwide chapters nationwide. They each received a one-year paid Net Impact membership as a prize.

Drygas and Reid were selected for the award based on their strong leadership of Georgetown’s chapter, as well as collaborating with Net Impact’s central office to improve the organization. 

“In addition to leading an extraordinarily strong chapter this year, Kate and Elly have been critical to Net Impact in using the examples from their chapter's success for other chapters' use and providing feedback for Net Impact Central on its programs and ideas,” said Samantha Johnston, Net Impact program associate, who nominated the women for the award. “We have frequently come to them for ideas on our career programs, marketing, and chapter support. They are always enthusiastic and have great ideas.”

Reid also volunteered her time this summer conducting research for a new Net Impact career program. Additionally, the duo helped to bring together other chapters in the Washington, D.C., region to create a stronger local Net Impact network. During their tenure, the Georgetown chapter also received “Gold Status,” which is the highest honor a chapter can reach.

Net Impact is a nonprofit organization with members spanning six continents. The group has more than 280 chapters at the world’s top graduate business schools and undergraduate campuses.