Students and faculty experience “pay what you can” business model

Maggie Kane is a force for good in downtown Raleigh. As the Founder and Executive Director of A Place at the Table, she is leading a movement that enables everyone to come together for a meal regardless of a customer’s ability to pay.

Students and faculty first gathered in downtown Raleigh for a meal at A Place at the Table to see the operation first hand. Then the group met Maggie at Raleigh Founded for a Q&A session to better understand her business model, scaling strategy, fundraising methods, and work-life balance.

Devin Wilkerson, a 4th year Marketing and Management major from Myrtle Beach, SC said, “It’s cool to see how much a community can come together to provide for people in need through a creative social business.”

“All of us walked away wanting to do more and to be more based on Maggie’s inspiring example of social entrepreneurship,” commented Scott Kelly, Director of Entrepreneurship at Campbell.

This experience was part of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’s strategy to connect students to regional innovators who are “Leading with Purpose.”


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