AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Christen Raanes

Christen Raanes

Graduation Year: 2008
Degree Earned: Marketing B.S.B.A.
Institution: The University of Southern Mississippi

Christen Raanes is the founder of (c)3 wines, a cause-focused wine business, that partners with charities by donating 100% of profits to support their mission. In 2010, Christen and her husband spent a few months in Ghana, Africa, finalizing the adoption of their son. They were struck by the lack of economic opportunity and poverty and developed a desire to use business as a means of supporting existing non-profits. She believes that breaking the cycle of poverty begins with education and jobs.