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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.”

The Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, in the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, was established through the generosity of Nancy and Richard Donahue with the mission to enhance our collective understanding and application of the value of doing well by doing good. The focus of the Donahue Center, a university center of excellence, is to expand education in ethics and social responsibility by advancing initiatives and programs to support student learning, faculty teaching and research, and the application of ethical awareness and responsible decision-making in business and organizing.

The Donahue Center empowers transformational change by supporting the advancement and application of techniques and tools that help students build individual and collective capacities for acting knowledgeably, responsibly, and sustainability – ethically – one interaction and decision at a time.

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."