Our Beneficiary

Once again, the beneficiary of our “World’s Most Intellectually Daunting Biathlon” is L’ECOLE de CHOIX (The School of Choice) in Haiti. Click here for more information about this wonderful organization.

One of the reasons this is IBECC’s beneficiary is that the co-founder, Executive Director and Board Chair of the School of Choice Education Organization, which oversees the school, is Laura Pincus Hartman, a distinguished business ethics scholar who is committed to making the world a better place. Laura’s efforts in Haiti focus on creating access to resources and capital for people living in the most extreme conditions of poverty, while also demonstrating to both for-profits and non-profits the value of partnering with Haitian entrepreneurs. Previously, she co-designed and implemented an online micro-development, finance and education system for Haitians living in poverty, Zafèn (in partnership with Fonkoze). She also served for several years as Director of External Partnerships for Zynga.org, the philanthropic arm of Zynga, Inc.

Between 2015 and 2017, Hartman served as the inaugural Director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy and Clinical Professor of Business Ethics in the department of Organizational Behavior at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Hartman currently is on an extended leave from her position at DePaul University where she has been on the faculty since 1990, and has been honored to serve in other roles there, including Associate Vice President of the University, Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics at its Driehaus College of Business, and both director and Senior Wicklander Fellow at its Institute for Business and Professional Ethics.

She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She divides her time between Sint Maarten, Haiti, and Chicago, and has valued her role as a mother to two daughters.