Four students have received the Tuck Class of 1976 Allwin Community Service Award for 2014 and 2015. Each year, the award recognizes Tuck students or recent alumni for their nonprofit work benefitting society, both in the past and upon graduation.
The Center for Business & Society has recognized Peter Jacobson and Rashmi Khare from the Class of 2014, and Kim Hartmann and Sarah Mahlab from the Class of 2015.
2014 Winners: Peter Jacobson and Rashmi Khare
Peter Jacobson T’14 is a Management Fellow with the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This is an operations-focused rotation program, from which he will graduate a field manager leading a 40-person track maintenance section. The program compresses a typical eight-year career path, and affords Peter the same preparation as the current SVP of Subways, VP of Maintenance of Way, and Chief Track Officer of the largest transit agency in the country.
While at Tuck, Peter received support from Tuck GIVES for a summer internship with the MTA. He developed recommendations and implementation plans to improve productivity for the Track Maintenance Division. Peter was also awarded a Tuck Nonprofit Fellowship.
“My career goal is to help [the MTA] realize world-class safety, service, and financial performance in the face of outdated infrastructure, record ridership, new environmental threats, and diminished federal government support,” said Peter. “Although NYCT suffers from a bureaucratic culture, the internship I completed in 2013 confirmed my preference for such an environment when change yields large and direct benefit to society. I want to help lead this organization to realize its full potential for the people of New York.”
Rashmi Khare T’14 is Director at the nonprofit Social Finance, located in Boston. Prior to Tuck, she worked for 10 years as a bond trader with Fidelity Investments.
Rashmi held a summer internship with the Ulupono Initiative, an impact investing firm oriented towards locally sourced food, renewable energy and waste reduction on the island of Honolulu. She worked on deal due diligence, using her understanding of finance and her skills gained at Tuck to evaluate and propose investment structures.
Rashmi delivered the student address to the Class of 2015 at Allwin Community Outreach Day. She called her time at Tuck a “crossing point to continue to align my professional and personal goals,” and advised MBA students looking to establish a personally satisfying career to take the time to “define your path and yourself.”
While at Tuck, Rashmi was an MBA Fellow for the Center for Business & Society, as well as a Revers board Fellow for David’s House, a temporary home for families with children being treated at a regional medical center.
She currently is a board member of Red Thread Foundation for Women, an organization which provides scholarships and mentorships to high-potential women of international backgrounds.
2015 winners: Kim Hartmann and Sarah Mahlab
Kim Hartmann T’15 is Director of Financial Forecasting and Analysis for the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Prior to Tuck, Hartmann worked in capital markets origination at Deutsche Bank, and at GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership that brings together stakeholders in immunization to purchase new and underused vaccines for the world’s poorest countries at market sustainable prices.
While at Tuck, Hartmann was involved with the Tuck Social Venture Fund, and was a fellow for the Healthcare Initiative. She sourced and led an international first-year project scaling a mobile health product in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hartmann deepened her knowledge of the health care industry through health care courses, clubs, and guest speakers. She participated in the Dartmouth Global Health Initiative’s Global Health Day, discussing her career experience in global health and attending the Meeting of the Minds dinner that brought together students, faculty and staff from across Dartmouth who shared an interest in global health. During her summer, Hartmann worked with the Business Planning group at Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sarah Mahlab works at Canopy, a Seattle-based for-benefit collaborative of investors and community stakeholders, focused on research and educational programs to encourage capital investment in Pacific Northwest innovative ventures and economic development. (Canopy was launched by co-founders The Russell Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and Laird Norton Family Foundation. Prior to Tuck, she worked at The Lyme Timber Company, a for-profit organization, and the Hanover Conservancy, a nonprofit focused on land conservation in Hanover, New Hampshire.
While at Tuck, Sarah was involved with the Social Venture Fund; and was an MBA fellow for the Center for Business & Society. She was a member of the Dean’s search committee, and president of the Net Impact Club. She organized a panel on social entrepreneurship for the Business & Society Conference, and worked on the Net Impact career committee.
“I have always been interested in impact investing, specifically as it relates to conservation and sustainable natural resource management,” said Sarah. “Through all of this, I have relied heavily on the material we learned in the core curriculum at Tuck, and touched on topics discussed in almost every class.”
The Tuck Class of 1976 Allwin Community Service Award is designed to honor the memory and service of Jim Allwin and to recognize recent graduates who embody his values of service. The award is intended to remind students of how a successful businessman used his knowledge, skills, time and resources to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Allwin believed deeply that business leaders could make a difference by getting involved in their communities. The Tuck Class of 1976 counted Jim Allwin as one of its most cherished members. Through this award, the Class honors and memorializes Allwin for his commitment to Tuck and to the ideals of community engagement.
Photo: Peter Jacobson at work during his summer of 2013 Tuck GIVES internship.