Our Organization

The Spartan Global Development Fund was founded in 2009 by Michigan State University undergraduate student, Michael Thelen, with the help of Paulette L. Stenzel - Professor of International Business Law and Sustainability. Soon thereafter, Spartan Global became a Registered Student Organization on the of Michigan State run entirely by students. In 2011, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was established through the State of Michigan and the Internal Revenue Service under the same name. A Board of Directors was subsequently put together to oversee the business transactions of the newly formed nonprofit. Today, the two companion branches of the Spartan Global Development Fund, the Registered Student Organization and 501(c)(3) nonprofit, operate hand-in-hand to effectively facilitate microloans to entrepreneurs around the globe. Click here to view our 2016-2017 Academic Year Overview to learn more. 


 

Spartan Global - the 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

2017 Board of Directors:

Nikolai Wasielewski

Daniel Zaharia

Paulette L. Stenzel

Michael Thelen

To learn more about the Board of Directors, click here.


Spartan Global - the Michigan State Registered Student Organization

To see the current members of the Student Organization, please click here

Interested in becoming a general member of the Spartan Global Student Organization? Please click here.

 

Our Awards

2017 LEWIS QUALITY OF EXCELLENCE AWARD - BROAD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

2013 OUTSTANDING SERVICE ORGANIZATION - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

2012 EMERGING STUDENT ORGANIZATION AWARD - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

2010 LEWIS QUALITY OF EXCELLENCE AWARD - BROAD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS