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About The Donahue Center

Nancy Donohue poses with Elise Magnant (left) and Erica Steckler (right),  the Co-Directors of The Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility which hosted a special public screening of “We the People: The Market Basket Effect.” The documentary film chronicles the family-owned company’s decades-long legal drama and the massive customer boycott in the summer of 2014 that led to the triumphant return of its ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. Photo by Tory Wesnofske

Elise Magnant, Nancy Donahue (center), and Erica Steckler pose at the special public screening of the documentary “We the People: The Market Basket Effect.”

Under the direction of Assistant Professor Erica Steckler and Visiting Instructor Elissa Magnant, the Donahue Center will expand education in ethics universitywide to all majors, offer new research and outreach opportunities for faculty and students, and develop ethics-focused programs and events.

The center is named after Philanthropist Nancy Donahue, and her late husband Richard, whose generous gift to the university established the center.

“The next generation of business leaders needs to understand that you can do well and do good,” Chancellor Jacquie Moloney said in thanking Donahue for her continued support of the university. “Nancy and her late husband shared a great passion for business ethics education, and it’s incumbent on all of us to teach the values that we saw in this film”.