Established Entrepreneurship Funds


We are grateful to the generous alumni and friends who have established the following funds under the umbrella of the Berry Entrepreneurship Center:

Entrepreneur Scholars

Robert and Tessa Swarthout Endowed Entrepreneurial Scholars Fund, established by Robert (04C) and Tessa Frye (07C) Swarthout

Denise Sumner Endowed Entrepreneurship Scholars Fund, established by Denise Sumner (89C)

Ron Thornton Endowed Entrepreneurial Scholars Fund, established by Ron (61C) and Bernice Thornton

Entrepreneur Fellows

Georgia Power Endowed Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellowship, established by the Georgia Power Foundation Inc.

Thornton Endowed Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellowship, established by Ron (61C) and Bernice Thornton

Other Funds

Henry and Clara Ford Fund for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established by the Ford Motor Company Fund

Chairman’s Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established by Barry (71C) and Michele Irwin (70C) Griswell

Dr. Paula Englis Entrepreneurship Fund, established by Robert (04C) and Tessa Frye (07C) Swarthout

Jack and Karen Horrell Nonprofit Internship Fund, established by Jack and Karen Holley (74C) Horrell

Jeff Jahn Ninja Fund, established by Jeff Jahn (07C)

Jimmie and Jennifer Johnson Endowed Entrepreneurial Internship Fund, established by Jimmie (85C) and Jennifer Smith (85C) Johnson

Bettyann O’Neill Innovation Fund, established by friends and colleagues of Bettyann O’Neill (FFS)

Robert and Tessa Swarthout Entrepreneurship Launch Fund, established by Robert (04C) and Tessa Frye (07C) Swarthout