31 May McPherson College receives $1.2 million donation
Author: McPherson Sentinel
A $1.2 million anonymous gift to McPherson College’s entrepreneurship initiative has demonstrated solid support for the visionary new program. The first step in weaving entrepreneurship directly into the liberal arts curriculum begins in the fall with the Transformative Entrepreneurship Minor. The purpose is to allow all students the opportunity to study entrepreneurship, regardless of major. Faculty from all academic disciplines have ownership in this cross-disciplinary minor.
A top priority will be to fund a new Director of Entrepreneurship at the college. The full-time director will provide direction and guidance for liberal arts and entrepreneurship programming, creating new programs as well as leading existing ones. These include the Horizon Fund, which provides micro-grants of up to $500 to any McPherson College student with an entrepreneurial idea; and the Global Enterprise Challenge, in which students came up with sustainable ventures to help in Haiti. The $1.2 million will also support faculty training and curriculum development in entrepreneurship.