GWU Honors VSAG’s Dan Simons at Alumni Event

Congratulations to VSAG Founder Dan Simons on receiving the first annual George Washington University’s “Business Gives Back Distinguished Alumni Award.”

This prestigious recognition was created this year as a part of the 2nd annual “Business Gives Back” honors, where GW School of Business alumni and students are acknowledged for their commitment to teaching responsible business practices and empowering students to impact positive social change.

Held this past weekend in Washington D.C., the “Business Gives Back” awards event brought together students, professors, alumni and members of the DC business community not only to celebrate the honorees, but to also raise funds for the non-profit/community service charitable organizations created by the three trailblazing GW student honorees.

The VSAG team is proud to congratulate our own Dan Simons for being given the “Business Gives Back Distinguished Alumni Award.”  As a 1992 GW graduate, Dan was recognized for his commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, most notably by incorporating sustainable practices throughout the successful Founding Farmers restaurants, of which VSAG is the creative partner and management group.

Doug Guthrie, Dean of the GW School of Business said: “The George Washington University School of Business challenges students to think more broadly about business and society. Our aim is to prepare students not only to tackle future business challenges, but to positively impact their communities. Dan takes this commitment seriously. Sustainability is a responsibility and an essential part of how his business is run. It is our great honor to recognize him as an alumni who truly embodies what GWSB stands for.”

We couldn’t agree more! Congratulations Dan!

For more information, please visit The Washington Post’s write up of the event, and  GW’s Business School blog.