The Summer Venture in Management (SVMP) is a one-week residential educational program for rising and graduating college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.

SVMP is geared toward students who:

  • Identify as a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
  • Are the first family member to attend college, or from a family with little business education or experience;
  • Or attend a school whose graduates are underrepresented in business (e.g. community colleges or minority-serving institutions).

SVMP is generously supported by the Loring Family MBA Pathways Fund, which was established by Ian K. Loring (MBA 1993) and Isabelle P. Loring to increase diversity in the MBA program and opportunity in business leadership.

The Lorings are strong believers in and advocates of creating opportunities for economic and social mobility. Isabelle was the former board chair and is a current board member of The Steppingstone Foundation, a nonprofit college preparatory program. Ian is Chairman of the Board of Boston Amateur Basketball Club and a member of the Executive Board of Harlem Lacrosse, both organizations that seek to provide mentorship and access to aspiring students. Mr. Loring received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993 and has had a long career in private equity.