Benefactors

The Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship is a privately funded center, relying on the support of individuals, organizations and institutions to make its programming a reality. We would like to thank the individuals that have ensured that the Holmes Center can continue to fulfill its mission and educate, inspire and connect the next generation of Minnesota's entrepreneurs. 

 

Experiential Learning: A Force for Transformation

At the Carlson School, we challenge our students to learn by doing, to wrestle with real dilemmas for clients big and small, to leave the classroom and the country to explore our globally connected business world.

Why We Give: The Whaley's

Whaleys

Endowed Funding

Curt Carlson Family Support for endowed chair in entrepreneurship in addition to support for MN Cup outreach program to encourage and support entrepreneurship throughout Minnesota.
Gary S. Holmes Support for general operations and all educational and outreach programs of the Holmes Center, in addition to the TOASTER Innovation Hub.
Robert & Gail Buuck Support for endowed chair in entrepreneurship in addition to student e-ternship program with early-stage companies.
John & Annette Whaley Support for initial launch and ongoing expansion of experiential courses and programs on technology commercialization, including MIN-Corps and MN Venture Builders.
Susan & Bill Sands Support for Sands Fellowships that enable MBA students to pursue new ventures and partnerships that address critical social issues in the Twin Cities.
Dave Cleveland Support for MN Cup outreach program to encourage and support entrepreneurship throughout Minnesota.
Ken & Beth Holec Support for student e-ternship program with early-stage companies.
Dale Vesledahl Support for student e-ternship program with early-stage companies.
Tom & Sharon Auth Support for seed capital grants for students testing and launching new ventures.
Ann & Robert Jackson Support for seed capital grants for students testing and launching new ventures.
Joy Lindsay, Lisa Crump, Judy Corson, Lili Hall, Beth Leonard, Kathy Tune, Angie Bastian, Susan Sands, Jennifer Melin Miller, Lee Jones, Daren & Sarah Cotter, Liz Barrere and John & Phoebe Stavig Support for events and programming that inspire more women to pursue ambitious entrepreneurial efforts.
Augeo Marketing Support for Luminaries Speaker Series that showcases prominent global leaders at the forefront of disruptive innovation.
Deluxe Corporation

Support for student e-ternship program with early-stage companies, and educational outreach to MN Cup participants.

3M

Provide support for experiential courses and programs on technology commercialization.

ECMC Group

Provide support for DePodesta Leadership Fellowships that enable graduate students to pursue new ventures that address critical challenges in higher education.

Other Contributors

  • Larry and Caryl Abdo
  • Floyd Adelman
  • Leland and Nancy Annett
  • Michael Arbeiter
  • Selemon Asfaw
  • Jesse and Britta Bergland
  • Norman Bjornnes
  • Mary Pat Blake
  • Laura Carter
  • Todd & Dawn Caven
  • Tim and Valerie Doherty
  • Geoff Dutton
  • Steve Eilertson
  • Brad and Pat Cleveland
  • John and Ester Family
  • Steve Flagg
  • David Frauenshuh
  • Harold Goldfine
  • Ernest Grumbles
  • Jack and Rosemary Gulati
  • Vernon and Iona Heath
  • Pat Hopf
  • Kathryn Hubbard Rominski
  • Todd Johnson
  • Michael Johnson
  • Eugene Karpas
  • Steve Klick
  • Tim Kraskey
  • David Kristal
  • Bruce Lambrecht
  • Jon Lewin
  • Scott Litman
  • Dan Mallin
  • Chris Mayr
  • Dan Mishek
  • Jim Mishek
  • Spence Morley
  • Rachel Nearhood
  • Mark Paper
  • Gary Rappaport
  • Ron Reimann
  • Bruce Richard
  • Dave Ring
  • Ted Robb
  • Joan Roisum
  • Harold Roitenberg
  • Joel Ronning
  • Steven Schachtman
  • Joe Schierl
  • Joel Schleicher
  • Lloyd Sigel
  • Robert Simon
  • John Stavig
  • Mike Tierney
  • Erik and Rima Torgerson
  • Richard Vogen
  • Roy and Emily Wetterstrom
  • Steven Wexler
  • General Mills
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Wedum Foundation
  • Lynn Johnson Family Foundation