MiM Program Holds Inaugural Service Auction for the Loveland Foundation
The service committee of Georgetown McDonough’s new Master of Science in Management (MiM) Program raised $1,000 in less than one hour during its inaugural service auction. Proceeds went towards the Loveland Foundation’s Therapy Fund, an organization that prioritizes opportunity, validation, and healing for communities of color, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
McDonough students, faculty, staff, and alumni virtually gathered to bid on donated auction items, ranging from various Zoom services to gifts from local businesses. Attendees were able to join Zoom breakout rooms to learn more about services that were being offered. MiM students provided virtual classes, including dumpling-making and bartending courses.
Brian Cain, director of student services for the MiM Program, compared the MiM Service Committee to a “well-oiled machine.”
“In addition to raising money for a great cause, the student members learned a lot about working together toward a common goal,” said Cain. “Right from the beginning of the brainstorming process, they worked hard to benefit the community.”
Grounded in Jesuit values, the committee brainstormed different ideas for best serving the community before deciding on the Loveland Foundation. Speaking to their decision, committee member Rosie Cheng (MiM’21) was excited to work with the Loveland Foundation because of the services they provide to women, particularly in communities of color. With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
Cheng also valued the sense of community present throughout the service committee.
“I think the most important thing was the team building and community we have created throughout the process,” she said. “Our members offered creative and out of the box solutions. We worked very well as a team!”