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William G. McGowan was a remarkable entrepreneur, creating MCI which led to the breakup of AT&T’s monopoly on long distance phone service.  He was also a devoted philanthropist with particular focus on education.

The McGowan Fellows Program is a scholarship fund for second-year MBA students in top business schools across the country.  The scholarships provided by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund are designed to support those who have the potential to become next-generation leaders.

The recent breakdown of our private and public institutions, leading to the financial crisis from which we have yet to fully recover, provides irrefutable evidence of the need to focus national attention on educating the next generation of private and public leaders on the critical importance of business ethics.

William M. Isaac, Chairman of the FDIC during the banking crisis of the 1980s, Chairman of LECG Global Financial Services and Fifth Third Bancorp, and author of Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America, will keynote the inaugural McGowan Symposium on Business Leadership and Ethics.  The Symposium aims to bring together foremost thinkers on leadership and ethics.

William Isaac and the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund invite you attend this inaugural Symposium and become part of a community engaged in dialogue around ethics with leaders in business, government, and academia.  The Symposium will be held at the National Archives in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 6, 2010. For further details, please contact Diana Spencer at 312-243-3198.  Space is limited so please make your reservation soon.  Admission is free.