FGCU entrepreneurs receive $4 million gift

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship has received a $4 million gift from the Rist Family Foundation. The school’s institute will now be known as the Rist Family Foundation Institute for Entrepreneurship in recognition of the gift. The institute is responsible for the Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship’s outward-facing community engagement, including the Runway Program and the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. The funds will be distributed over several years, focusing on specific needs within the school. The Rist Family Foundation is led by entrepreneur Brian Rist and his wife, Kim.

 

Photo Credit: Brian and Kim Rist

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