Since 2012, The Legacy Lab has been researching, writing and publishing on the topic of business leaders who are creating enduring change: celebrating the long-term thinkers in a short-term world. Core to our thinking is the idea of treating legacy as a forward-looking concept, something that is passed forward versus something that is simply left behind. In March 2018, McGraw-Hill Education published a best-selling book based on our work called Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World.
The Legacy Lab has granted bursaries to both established leaders and young leaders who are making enduring contributions through their work: Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), David Remnick (editor and refounder of The New Yorker), Ashley Edwards and Alina Liao (advocates and co-founders of MindRight), Naomi Wadler and Carter Anderson (activists in leading the #neveragain movement), and Carmen LoBue (social activist and filmmaker). In 2021, The Legacy Lab recognized Kimiloluwa Fafowora. Kimiloluwa is a student at Stanford Graduate School of Business and founder of Gander, an eCommerce software tool that’s humanizing ecommerce by diversifying the influencers used to market their products.
This year, The Legacy Lab Foundation will be awarding a $15,000 scholarship to a Black or African American student who represents the next-generation of legacy-makers – future leaders who are dedicating time and energy to create lasting social impact. Scholarship funds are intended as an investment in ongoing education to help a student achieve a personal ambition. In turn, scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student’s institution and can only be used toward school-related items such as tuition, books, etc.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 9:00 AM PT ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022