PLEASANT HILL, Calif. - John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, has received a major donation from Wells Fargo Bank for the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership to support of entrepreneurship and job creation in the East Bay. The donation was announced on Friday, November 11, at the University’s Kennedy Laureate Dinner at the Blackhawk Auto Museum.
The donation will support budding entrepreneurs, a business accelerator in Concord and a broad training program with unprecedented access to investors, advisors and strategic partnerships.
Wells Fargo’s donation, coupled with grants from other companies and organizations and a donation of office space from the City of Concord, will support growing the Institute’s programs to be able to serve several hundred students in 2012..
“Wells Fargo’s contribution continues to validate the value that our entrepreneurship program brings to the East Bay communities and the strong support these communities receive from businesses such as Wells Fargo,” noted Dr. Raul Deju, Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership in thanking Wells Fargo at the Kennedy Laureate reception
He added “It is this symbiotic relationship that will help us get out of our economic woes.”
About John F. Kennedy University
Founded in 1964, John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, was among the first institutions of higher education in California committed to lifelong learning for adults. Today, the University’s three Colleges and Continuing Education division provide innovative higher education opportunities to more than 2,000 professionals who, despite a full range of life responsibilities, are determined to advance their education and improve their future. The Continuing Education division provides professional development education to more than 2,500 individuals per year. A pioneer of education that integrates theory and practice, John F. Kennedy University and its students touch the lives of more than 30,000 people in Bay Area communities every year through their support of outreach centers and public programs. For more information, visit www.JFKU.edu.
About the National University System
The National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System’s Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. In addition to John F. Kennedy University, the affiliates of the National University System are National University; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs consisting of National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include the National University System Institute for Policy Research, National University Golf Academy, and the Center for Integrative Health. For more information, visit: www.nusystem.org.