S&R Foundation Presents 2017 Sachiko Kuno Award for Applied Science to Dr. Abigail Marsh, Georgetown University

 

Annual award supports social innovators using scientific research

WASHINGTON, DC – October 11, 2017 – S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sachiko Kuno Award for Applied Science is awarded to Dr. Abigail Marsh, for her research on social and affective neuroscience. The Kuno Award provides $100,000 in funding.

Two years in, Halcyon Incubator’s charitable start-ups are finding private investors

Japanese pharmaceutical tycoons Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno created Halcyon Incubator two years ago in a mansion they had purchased in the District’s toney Georgetown neighborhood. Through their S&R Foundation, they recruited start-ups with ideas that they thought showed the right mix of social mission and market potential and began offering five-month, live-in entrepreneurial immersion courses for those they invited.

S&R Foundation's Social Enterprise: Halcyon Creatives in Georgetown

In a 18th century mansion, once believed haunted, a new life has begun in the 21st century: A local nonprofit of innovative social enterprise and entrepreneurs with global impact that is getting wide attention — with more programs and places to come.

Washington, D.C., named the nation’s number-one city for social enterprise? Ahead of San Francisco, Austin and Boston?

Building “Silicon Valleys of Impact”

Diana Sierra was lost. A lifelong industrial designer, Diana had found a new career path when she built the first prototype of a menstrual pad for young women in low-income countries, using an umbrella and a mosquito net. In the span of a few days, she decided to leave behind a lucrative career and become a social entrepreneur, launching her ventureBeGirl. Living in New York City, she built the product and tested it with some users. However, despite incredible talent and energy, she kept hitting dead ends when it came to business development.

S&R Foundation Selects Architectural Team to Handle Renovations for Historic Fillmore School in Georgetown

S&R Foundation, a Washington, DC-based non-profit that supports gifted individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, today announced that a team led by Barnes Vanze Architects and Campion Hruby Landscape Architects has been selected to bring Georgetown’s historic Fillmore School into the 21st Century, providing a modernized space suitable for artists, in which form meets function and creativity abounds.

Washington Ballet’s departing director Septime Webre named to S&R Foundation

Septime Webre, who on June 30 steps down as artistic director of the Washington Ballet, will join S&R Foundation as its artistic director, the arts foundation announced today.

Webre will curate the S&R Foundation’s new performance series, titled Halcyon Stage, which will present music, dance and lectures on the arts, said Kate Goodall, the foundation’s chief operating officer.