Thank you for choosing to support the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Gifts made to the institute are tax-deductible and a great way to ensure that future programming, mentoring and entrepreneurial education continues at Saint Mary's University.
Together we can continue educating students on the importance of entrepreneurship.
Donations for the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies are greatly needed and can be supported by the following philanthropic gifts:
Your gift of time is equally valuable! If you are interested in speaking in front of students, judging a business competition, serving on the Institute's Advisory Board, or helping with a variety of other things, please contact Dr. Thomas Marpe, interim institute director, at (507) 457-6963 or email@example.com.
$100,000 Advisory Board Challenge
In February 2010, Jon & Betty Kabara posed a challenge to the newly-formed Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Advisory Board to raise $100,000. In return, the Kabaras pledged a matching gift of $100,000. The purpose of the Advisory Board Challenge was to ensure that future programming, mentoring and entrepreneurial education continues at Saint Mary's.
Shortly after the $100,000 challenge was announced, the Kabara Institute Advisory Board responded with seven individual gifts and pledges totaling $101,500. A gift of $39,000 was made to the university during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The remaining $62,500 in pledge committments will be fulfilled by 2012. As the Kabara Institute continues to grow, the need for an additional $2 million will be become increasingly important to build upon the Institute’s current endowment. Funds support annual operating needs, which include programming, staffing and general expenses.
Thanks to Jon & Betty’s on-going support and the philanthropic generosity of the Kabara Institute’s Advisory Board, the Kabara Institute is well-prepared to support students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Winona community with knowledge of how to succeed as business owners.