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$1.2 Million Grant to NFTE an Investment in Entrepreneurship Education

MasterCard was proud to join 39 teens from across the United States taking part in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge yesterday, and had the opportunity to express our continued commitment by announcing a $1.2 million grant to help support the organization’s U.S. and global programming.

With active programs in 18 states and 10 countries around the world, NFTE offers entrepreneurship education in the classroom and helps students gain the knowledge and skill set to start a business – a vital step for students to take their future into their own hands.

Beyond financial support, MasterCard also provides NFTE with expert volunteers who serve as judges, coaches and mentors for their programming with students.

In a press release issued by NFTE, Walt Macnee, Vice Chairman at MasterCard, noted the positive impact that entrepreneurship education can have on students, their families and communities and that it has the potential to put students on the path to financial inclusion and successful, productive futures.

Amy Rosen, President & CEO of NFTE, and Patricia Devereux, Executive Director of Corporate Philanthropy & Citizenship at MasterCard, joined MasterCard Vice Chairman Walt Macnee to announce $1.2 million grant.

Amy Rosen, President & CEO of NFTE, and Patricia Devereux, Executive Director of Corporate Philanthropy & Citizenship at MasterCard, joined MasterCard Vice Chairman Walt Macnee to announce $1.2 million grant.