November 27, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s Co-founders Share Business Philosophy, Ice Cream

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., shared their business philosophy with attendees of the Fredericksburg Forum on Saturday in Dodd Auditorium.

Their multi-million dollar enterprise uses products created by socially responsible businesses and has begun utilizing only fair-trade ingredients in their ice cream.

Patron ticket holders enjoyed a special treat—a sampling of Ben & Jerry’s signature ice cream flavors, including Cherry Garcia and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Since Cohen and Greenfield served the first Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Burlington, Vt., in 1978, the company has grown into a multi-million dollar entity with an international presence.

Cohen and Greenfield received the Corporate Giving Award from the Council on Economic Priorities in 1988 and were named U.S. Small Businesspersons of the Year by President Ronald Reagan the same year. Their bestselling 1997 book “Ben & Jerry’s Double-Dip: How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money, Too” uses their experiences at the helm of Ben & Jerry’s to illustrate their views on socially conscious entrepreneurship. Greenfield currently serves as president of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield pose with students and administrators of the Center for Honor, Leadership and Service.

Discounted Tickets Available for Fredericksburg Forum

Ben Cohen (left) and Jerry Greenfield will speak at UMW’s Fredericksburg Forum on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream are coming to the Fredericksburg Forum!

Purchase your discounted tickets before it’s too late! Tickets are limited.

See Ben and Jerry Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium.

Tickets for faculty, staff and students are $15 per person, limit two tickets per person.  Stop by the third floor of George Washington Hall, room 308 to purchase tickets.

To learn more about the Forum program, call 540-654-1065 or visit www.umw.edu/forum.

Fredericksburg Forum Announces “Ben & Jerry” for November Lecture

Ben Cohen (left) and Jerry Greenfield will speak at UMW's Fredericksburg Forum on Nov. 10, 2012

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., will be the featured speakers at the Fredericksburg Forum on Saturday, November 10. The lecture, “An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy,” will be held at 8 p.m. in George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium.

Since Cohen and Greenfield served the first Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Burlington, Vt., in 1978, the company has grown into a multi-million dollar entity with an international presence.

Cohen and Greenfield received the Corporate Giving Award from the Council on Economic Priorities in 1988 and were named U.S. Small Businesspersons of the Year by President Ronald Reagan the same year. Their bestselling 1997 book “Ben & Jerry’s Double-Dip: How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money, Too” uses their experiences at the helm of Ben & Jerry’s to illustrate their views on socially conscious entrepreneurship. Greenfield currently serves as president of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.

Tickets will be available starting Monday, June 4 through the Fredericksburg Forum’s website at www.umw.edu/forum. For more information, visit the website or call (540) 654-1065.

Inauguration Week Starts Monday

Monday, September 26 marks the beginning of inauguration week, themed “Engaging Minds. Serving the World,” to celebrate the inauguration of President Richard Hurley.

The week of festivities kicks off with “Partners in Prosperity for the Rappahannock Region,” an economic development conference for the business community. The conference, featuring Eugene P. Trani, former president of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, will take place Monday from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Stafford campus.

The week continues with Karl Rove’s presentation at the Fredericksburg Forum on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets for faculty, staff and students are $15, limit two, and are available at www.umw.edu/forum or (540) 654-1065.

Thursday will offer multiple activities, including the “Serving the World” service activity with Habitat for Humanity and two discussion sessions. The service activity, which will involve members of the UMW community building tables and a shed, will take place from 2 – 6 p.m. on Ball Circle and will include a barbeque. “Engaging Minds: The Legacy and Future of the Stafford Campus” will feature the accomplishments of graduates from the Stafford campus during a session from 6 – 8 p.m. in University Hall at the Stafford campus. From 5 – 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, “Engaging Minds: Teaching, Service Learning and Research” will include discussions about innovative teaching, undergraduate research and study abroad, and faculty-directed service learning activities.

The culmination of inauguration week is the Presidential Installation Ceremony on Friday. The ceremony is from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, followed by a reception. Tickets are required and may be reserved at http://inauguration.umw.edu/events/installation-ceremony.

On Saturday, nearly 100 student volunteers will participate in COAR’s “Into the Streets” day of service. COAR will pair volunteers with eight organizations throughout the Fredericksburg area, including Tree Fredericksburg, Habitat for Humanity and the Thurman Brisben Center as an extension of President Hurley’s call to service.

For a complete list of events and more information, visit the inauguration website at http://inauguration.umw.edu.

Turow Tickets On Sale

Award winning novelist, Scott Turow, will speak at the Fredericksburg Forum March 17. Turow is the author of eight best-selling novels, including “Presumed Innocent” and “The Burden of Proof.” Call 540/654-1065, email fredforum@umw.edu, or visit www.umw.edu/forum to purchase tickets.

Post Editor To Moderate Forum

Joe Yonan, food and travel editor of the Washington Post, will serve as moderator for the  Fredericksburg Forum on Thursday, September 23. The program, which features celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, will be held at 8 p.m. in George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium.  Read the press release.

Reservations Required for “No Reservations”

A limited number of tickets are still available for popular chef and television host Anthony Bourdain’s appearance at the Fredericksburg Forum in Dodd Auditorium on Thursday, September 23, at 8:00 p.m. As host of the popular Travel Channel’s travel and food series, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” Bourdain explores exotic places worldwide seeking authentic experiences in foods that flavor global cultures. For more information see www.umw.edu/forum. To purchase tickets call the Events Information Line at 540-654-1065.