Class: MAGT 521, Social Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Lynn Lilienthal
Date/Time: May 5, Saturday, 11am.
Location: Clarewood University, 1840 Michael Faraday Dr. Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190 USA
Contents of the speech:
Ms. Lilienthal will talk to the students about her experience in creating and setting up two social enterprises. She will address the process, and steps along the way from the idea to reality.
In 1975, with a partner, established PALS Early Learning Center, a child care center for children 3 months to 12 years old. Ms. Lilienthal’s business was the first licensed infant child care center in Virginia. PALS opened as a not for profit organization and became a for profit business.
In 2009, Ms. Lilienthal reopened the Reston Historic Trust and Museum after an extensive overhaul. Ms. Lilienthal will talk about this process. The RHT is a non-profit business and a Community based organization.
Ms. Lilienthal’s brief bio
- 2005 – Certificate in Museum Studies, George Washington University
- 1965 – Masters in Social Work (MSW) Virginia Commonwealth University
- 1965 -1967 Peace Corps Volunteer, Ethiopia
- 1972 -1974 Peace Corps Staff, Philippines and Thailand
- 1975 – 2000 Entrepreneur, PALS early Learning Center
- Cornerstones, Social Service Agency
- Greater Reston Arts Center
- Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
- Reston Historic Trust and Museum