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The Haskamp Fund

The Haskamp Fund grants Haskamp Fellowships to first year students working in non-profit or public sector summer internships. Typically, non-profit summer internships pay less than 50% of what a typical Anderson student might make in his/her summer internship. The Fund provides two primary benefits:

  1. It makes it possible for Anderson MBA students to work with nonprofit/public organizations.
  2. It makes it possible for nonprofit/public organizations to benefit from the expertise of an MBA intern, an expertise they may not otherwise be able to afford.

The Haskamp Fund is in honor of Heiko Haskamp. Heiko Haskamp, a member of the Anderson Class of 1988, died in a drowning accident during the summer of 1987. A West German national, Heiko was born and raised in Hong Kong. He had worked for Hewlett Packard in Europe for several years before coming to Anderson, where he was well known for his gregarious and lively personality. The student-funded fellowship was established in his name by the members of the class of 1988 to encourage Anderson students to work in the community.

To Donate:

Please go to the Anderson Online Giving Website. Under the Donation Option Section under "Please Direct my Gift to the following fund" choose the "Haskamp Fund" from the Dropdown List.

Questions and Answers

Is there a cap on the number of funded students?
There is no cap on the number of funded students. Basically, once everyone applies, the committee decides who and how many get money based on need and available funds.

Overview Haskamp operating process and its relation to Net Impact
Fund raising for the Haskamp funds falls under the responsibility of the Net Impact Club at Anderson. The Net Impact promotes socially responsible business at Anderson including Non-Profit Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate and Environmental Responsibility, and Socially Responsible Investing.

The Haskamp fund is currently administered out of the Price Center at the Anderson School. Interested students fill out an application outlining their previous involvement with Not-for Profit and community activities, the institution they will be working for, and the scope of the internship. A committee made up of Price Center representatives and the Haskamp coordinators through Net Impact administers the funds.

How are Haskamp internships generated?
Anderson students generate internship opportunities. Once a student secures an internship, they approach the Price center to apply for Haskamp funds.

Overviews of other MBA Schools’ programs:

Stanford GSB SMIF Fund
Over $100k (funded 25 interns at “market” rates)
Student, faculty, alumni donations
60-70% student participation

Harvard Initiative on Social Enterprise
Endowed foundation established by high net worth alumni
Fund will donate up to $600/week/student
48 recipients (out of class of 917)

Student, alumni donations, C4C Style Auction
Usually raise over $100k ($160k some years)

Summer 2003: Dean allocated $90,000
18 students in 2002, expect similar interest in 2003

What do those who receive the Haskamp say?
With my Haskamp Fund fellowship, I was able to spend the past summer in an internship with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector finance arm of the World Bank. I was located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and spent the summer providing financing for small Brazilian companies that lacked alternative sources of financing. Because of the Haskamp fund, I helped several small companies gain a foothold in a difficult business environment. This will eventually grow jobs and help revitalize some extremely poverty stricken areas of Brazil.
-Bret Rosen, Anderson Class of 2003

The Haskamp Fund allowed me to work last summer with the National Park Service at Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California. I developed creative solutions to meet the shortfall between their revenue (from Congressional appropriations, donations, grants and a small fee program) and their forecasted costs. Because of the Haskamp Fund, I helped them provide more educational programs for the public, install wildlife programs, and provide safer trails and roads.
- Hannah Miller Lerman, Anderson Class of 2003