Naman Shah, a 21-year-old student studying Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, passed away suddenly on October 5, 2012. Naman was an extremely active member of the Northeastern community who was beloved by all who knew him.
A proponent of social enterprise and a quiet philanthropist, Naman made a remarkable impact on others despite his short lifetime. Friends and family established the Naman Shah Memorial Fund shortly after his passing to continue his legacy of “doing well by doing good.”
The Naman Shah Memorial Fund will assist in the preservation of his memory while making a lasting impact on the lives of the poor.
Over the past year, friends and family have fundraised $16,000 toward their $25,000 end goal due in large part to support from Northeastern’s Catalyst platform. This third and final Catalyst project, aimed to raise an additional $1,000, will allow us to leverage matching donations from potential funders. These combined gifts will bring us to our ultimate goal.
The Naman Shah Memorial Fund, once fully funded, will provide financial backing for student-run projects that improve the livelihoods of poor families around the world. These projects will be implemented by students participating in programs sanctioned and overseen by the Social Enterprise Institute at Northeastern University.
Thanks to generous contributions from the Northeastern community we were able to raise an additional $1,000 for the Naman Shah Memorial Fund via Catalyst. We hope that, by extending our goal, individuals inspired by such generosity will have the opportunity to support us as we continue towards our $25,000 goal.
We hope to raise an additional $500 from those looking to support Northeastern students impacting society on a global scale. Contributions to the Naman Shah Memorial Fund will support Northeastern students implementing development projects in disadvantaged communities in memory of Naman Shah, a Northeastern undergraduate student who passed away in 2012.
The Social Enterprise Institute Alumni Association is composed of both current students and recent graduates that have incorporated social entrepreneurship into their academic pursuits through the Social Enterprise Institute's course offerings in social enterprise and international field study programs.