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Gift to enable establishment of the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice

2/1/2004 - The Kellogg School of Management is grateful to Larry and Carol Levy for their generosity in the enhancement of the entrepreneurial program at Kellogg through the establishment of the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice. Their significant financial contribution will spearhead an effort for increased investment in this important area of the curriculum.

The Kellogg entrepreneurial program received its first significant support in 1988, when Mr. and Mrs. Edgar F. Heizer Jr. endowed the Heizer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Since then, entrepreneurship has remained a key focus of the Kellogg School’s MBA program. Now, the Levys have created the opportunity to expand the program’s activities and enable the school to advance into executive education for entrepreneurs, expand its entrepreneurship summer internship program, develop additional courses and identify new faculty members in this arena.

Says Kellogg School Dean Dipak C. Jain: “This important gift will re-invigorate our program in entrepreneurship. Recently, entrepreneurship has often been confused with the dot-com phenomenon. Thanks to Carol and Larry Levy, and the example they are setting, Kellogg will be able to move forward and enhance its offerings in the entrepreneurial program for our MBA students and for those professionals already practicing in the field.”

Larry Levy is co-founder, chairman and CEO of Levy Restaurants, the Levy Organization, and is a 1967 graduate of the Kellogg School.