Greg Dees, a founding faculty member of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, passed away on December 20th. In addition to an exemplary history of teaching and scholarship at Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, and Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation, as well as author of dozens of articles and books, through his leadership at CASE Greg was also a founding partner of the Social Impact Exchange.
“Greg was a very important part of forming the Exchange and planning for our first national Conference on Scaling Impact in 2010, at a time when what we were doing was quite new,” said Alex Rossides, president of Growth Philanthropy Network and the Social Impact Exchange. “He had an extraordinary vision and ability to guide people in navigating unchartered territory. His conceptualization, frameworks, and published research and findings on the field of scaling social impact in many ways have guided our work at the Exchange. His contribution to our organization – and certainly to the field of social entrepreneurship – was extraordinary. We will truly miss him.”