Research Center Events
An Evening with charity: water’s Scott Harrison
— September 19, 2019
On September 19, Scott Harrison (NYU CAS '98), founder and CEO of charity: water, shared insights with a group of NYU students and alumni in Paulson Auditorium.
NYU students and alumni convened at NYU Stern for an evening with NYU alumnus Scott Harrison (CAS '98), founder and CEO of charity: water, New York Times bestselling author and NYU’s 2018 Alumni Changemaker of the Year. The special lecture was jointly organized by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern Business and Society Program, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU College of Arts & Science Department of Environmental Studies and NYU Stern Undergraduate College.
Harrison shared his personal story of how, after spending almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter, he came to launch one of the most successful nonprofits in the world. Founded in 2006, charity:water is dedicated to bringing clean, safe drinking water to everyone on the planet, having raised more than $400 million and funded nearly 38,000 water projects in 28 countries.
Following the discussion, Harrison participated in a book-signing session with the audience.
For more information, please visit the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business' website.