Published on April 29th, 2022 | by University Communications


University extends deadline for Social Impact Competition

The entry deadline for Saint Leo University’s new social impact competition, What Matters on Mane Street, has been extended to Friday, May 20. Set up with categories for faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the competition challenges participants to create innovative ideas and solutions that have powerful potential for social, environmental, or economic impact.  All members of the university community are encouraged to enter.

Faculty and staff can also submit existing university programs and courses that already are addressing challenges, locally or globally. Faculty and staff who win in their category will receive cash to help toward implementing their programs. Students and alumni who compete will have a chance to win first, second, and third place in their categories, with total cash and prizes for the competition valued at more than $10,000. 

“This competition is a call to action for members of our university to demonstrate how they lead with their values and inventive thinking to strengthen local and global communities,” said Dr. Mark Gesner, vice president of Community Engagement and Innovation.

Made possible through lead funding from the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, the competition is also sponsored in part by Tampa Bay Business Journal, Champa Bay Sports, Basil Data, CannedWater4kids, and Bake More Pies marketing agency. Competition finalists will be announced in May.

For more information, visit or contact Mehak Arora, Community Engagement and Innovation, at

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑