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.
Spartan Global - the 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
2017 Board of Directors:
Paulette L. Stenzel
To learn more about the Board of Directors, click here.