EY is one of NFTE’s Equity Investors and has supported NFTE’s work since 1998. NFTE’s Global Board of Directors is chaired by Maria Pinelli, EY Global Vice Chair, Strategic Growth Markets, and senior EY executives serve on all NFTE Regional Advisory Boards throughout the U.S. and several international NFTE Advisory Boards as well. The company provides a local community engagement champion in each market and has numerous employees volunteering their time and talent to support NFTE students and teachers. NFTE is a signature partner at all EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards events – internationally, nationally, and locally—and these events honor top NFTE alumni every year.  In 2011, EY announced the Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni Fund, apledge to match $300,000 in donations to NFTE over the next three years in honor of the more than 8,000 U.S. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners. EY was NFTE’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Honoree at the 2012 Dare to Dream Gala. The EY/NFTE relationship is deeply aligned to promote and advance entrepreneurship throughout the U.S. and globally, building a better working world.  For more information about EY, please visit their website.

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