Secaucus, NJ —June 9, 2010— Warehouse retail chain Sam’s Club has presented the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) with a check for $250,000 today for its participation in the Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple Campaign. This April, NFTE took part in Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple campaign, which supports the best youth education and entrepreneurship programs in the country. The Sam’s Club donation will be used to support NFTE’s entrepreneurship education programs that reach across 21 states, 11 countries and utilize 1,500 active Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers.
“We are honored to have been selected by Sam’s Club to participate in this important online campaign that supports youth education and entrepreneurship,” said Amy Rosen, President & CEO of NFTE. “Sam’s Club’s support for organizations like NFTE makes it possible for young people across the nation to learn the skills they need to thrive and become successful individuals.”
NFTE, a global 501(c)3 non-profit and a pioneer in providing entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. Over the past two decades, more than 300,000 NFTE graduates have been taught the fundamentals of becoming financially independent by running their own businesses.
“Sam’s Club is touched to see so many inspiring organizations dedicated to helping educate and uplift young people,” said Brian Cornell, president and CEO at Sam’s Club. “Small business is at the heart of our business, and supporting educational programs that promote the entrepreneurial spirit in America’s youth is an investment in the communities and people we serve.”
Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple campaign sponsors small business and entrepreneurial programs that help business owners to launch, sustain and grow their businesses, and educational programs aimed at empowering the nation’s youth to ensure they succeed in the future. For more information and to learn how Sam’s Club support helps NFTE convert American teens into young entrepreneurs please go to www.nfte.com .
About Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. NFTE’s vision is that every young person will find a pathway to prosperity. Since 1987, NFTE has worked with more than 280,000 young people. NFTE currently operates programs in 21 states and 12 countries and has over 1,500 active Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers. For more information, visit www.nfte.com .
About Sam’s Club
Sam's Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT). The first Sam's Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Today, Sam's Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, and internationally in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam's Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for small business owners and consumers.