James M. Allwin T'76


We are deeply saddened by the October 2007 death of our founder James M. Allwin T'76. He was a person of exceptional vision, optimism, and generosity.



Tuck has a long history of offering programs that stimulate students in discussions of ethics and social responsibility and providing opportunities for community engagement. In the mid 1990s, a core group of students, faculty, administrators, and alumni, which included Alan Pesky T'60 and Jeff Halpern T'95, formed a task force to consider ways to bring these issues to the fore and create a more coherent approach. Funded by the Ariel Halpern Endowment, student-initiated activities like the Tuck nonprofit fund, which enables students to take a summer internship with a nonprofit organization, grew in prominence. In the summer of 2000, the efforts of the task force culminated in a strategic plan written by Gretchen Steidle Wallace T'01. With the support of Dean Paul Danos, the Initiative for Corporate Citizenship was created in July 2001. With its naming gift by James Allwin T'76, the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship was officially launched in February 2002. A strategic plan created in 2006 and accepted by the Allwin Advisory Board focuses the Initiative's work at the intersection of business and society.

Our Tenth Anniversary Celebration

The Allwin Initiative celebrated its 10th Anniversary during the 2010-'11 academic year. Since its inauguration in 2001, the Allwin Initiative has become an integral part of a Tuck MBA education by developing programs and opportunities that explore the challenges at the intersection of business and society. Video to mark the occasion is here.