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Challenge for Charity (C4C) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that draws on the talents, energy, and resources of MBA students from 8 West Coast business schools to support Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other family-related local charities. The purpose of the organization is to develop business leaders with a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility.

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The 2018-2019 MBA Challenge for Charity enters its 35th year in which top West Coast MBA programs compete in fundraising, volunteering, and athletic events in pursuit of the coveted Golden Briefcase.

You can help support UW C4C by either donating or shopping using our link at Amazon.com. Amazon gives 4-7% of the sales dollars generated from the link to C4C.

Donate via Venmo – @UWFosterC4C


Sports Weekend (April 12-13, 2019)

C4C Weekend is the culmination of a year’s worth of volunteering and fundraising efforts for our partner charities – Special Olympics Washington, the Boys and Girls Club of King Country, and the University Food Bank. 9 West Coast MBA programs gather at Stanford each April to compete for the Golden Briefcase. This coveted award goes to the school that achieves the highest score in the following categories:

  • Most hours volunteered (per-capita)

  • Most funds raised (per-capita)

  • Best all-around performance at C4C sports weekend

Alumni Auction

The annual Challenge For Charity Auction is our biggest fundraising event at Foster. All proceeds go to the Special Olympics Washington, and Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. In 2017, we raised over $120,000 for these charities. This is possible only because of the generous support from you—our donors, sponsors, and volunteers.

The 28th Annual Challenge for Charity Auction will take place at the Hall at Fauntleroy on February 9, 2019.

Sponsorship: If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please reach out to mbac4c@uw.edu

Foster 5K

The Foster MBA Challenge for Charity presented the 7th Annual* Foster 5K on Sunday, October 21st. This 5K toured the beautiful University of Washington Seattle campus. All proceeds go to Boys & Girls Club of King County and Special Olympics of Washington.

C4C Resources

Submit Your C4C Hours

Do not count time to travel to/from a project (but you may round up to the next time interval – please be honest!). All fields are required.

Name *
Class *
Date Volunteered *
Date Volunteered
Organization *

Want to check your hours?

Note: The hours spreadsheet will lag behind hours submission form, if you just submitted your hours, come back tomorrow to check if they’ve updated.

Foster C4C Board 2018-1019
Mallory Green  Co-President

Mallory Green

Catherine LaPlant  Auction Chair

Catherine LaPlant
Auction Chair

Graham Bullis  Auction Procurement Chair

Graham Bullis
Auction Procurement Chair

Monica Haggarty  Co-President

Monica Haggarty

Brian Graf  Boys and Girls Club Rep

Brian Graf
Boys and Girls Club Rep

Juan Weiser  Technology Chair

Juan Weiser
Technology Chair

John Turk  Co-President

John Turk

Ben Schwartz  Food Bank Rep

Ben Schwartz
Food Bank Rep

Nimit Pathak  Auction Sales and Marketing Chair

Nimit Pathak
Auction Sales and Marketing Chair

Kate Neupert  SOWA Rep

Kate Neupert

Shilpa Bothra  Auction Procurement Chair

Shilpa Bothra
Auction Procurement Chair

Carol (Wenqi) Ou  Auction Sales and Marketing Chair

Carol (Wenqi) Ou
Auction Sales and Marketing Chair


Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

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