About Us

Challenge 4 Charity (“C4C”) is the nation’s largest MBA non-profit charitable organization, made up of 9 West Coast business schools that compete in Volunteering and Fundraising, culminating in an annual weekend-long athletic competition

C4C was founded in 1984 by Duncan O’Brien, a Stanford MBA student, in order to raise money for Special Olympics, an organization that had a tremendous impact on the life of his sister. That inaugural year, over 200 participants from UC Berkeley and Stanford business schools met on the fields of the GSB in the first C4C Weekend and donated over $3,000 to local Special Olympics chapters.


Since then, C4C has grown into a consortium of nine west coast business schools. Today C4C includes Pepperdine, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, USC, UC Davis, the Universitry of San Francisco, and the University of Washington.

Since 1996, C4C members have contributed over $6.3 million for Special Olympics and other local charities, and have performed tens of thousands of hours of volunteer community service. C4C today remains the world’s largest MBA non-profit organization.