The honors course co-taught by David Dolence, assistant professor of political science, and 2013 Lund-Gill Chair Chris Kennedy was featured as part of a WGN-TV profile on the prominent philanthropist and businessman.
Kennedy, known nationally as both a member of the nation's foremost political family and as longtime head of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., has garnered attention in Chicago over the past year with his new social enterprise initiative, Top Box Foods.
Top Box purchases wholesale quantities of nutritious foods and then sells and distributes them through a network a nonprofit partners to get quality nutrition to underserved neighborhoods in Chicago. Kennedy also said he plans to take the organization, which has been active for about a year, to other areas of the U.S. soon.
“I think what we’re doing at Top Box is something that’s consistent with my parents, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy’s dedication to helping others," Kennedy said.
Kennedy said that is the same lesson he focused on during his teaching experience at Dominican last semester.
He also gave the commencement address at Dominican's spring graduation ceremony.
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