Fielding Graduate University News

New Entrepreneurial Fund Announced

Posted by Carla Billings on Thu, Dec 03, 2009

President Richard Meyers and his wife YakkoRichard and Yakko Meyers Establish Fund

President Richard Meyers and his wife Yakko have made a significant gift of $10,000 to Fielding Graduate University and, in the process, established an exciting new fund: The Richard and Yakko Meyers Endowed Entrepreneurial Fund.

The spirit of the fund is to encourage all affiliated with the university to remain true to our core values and mission and to think broadly about what Fielding can do and what it can become. The entrepreneurial fund may be used to support exploration of new ideas or the actual implementation of new ideas or programs.

In their first months with Fielding, the Meyers have liked what they have seen. "We also imagine fantastic potential," Richard says. "Our mutual future is wrapped up in the power of dreams and what they can portend. Our dream for Fielding is simple: growth to insure positive life-changing experiences for our students, in an atmosphere of financial stability, with global social justice impact."

Our hope is that faculty, staff, alumni, and students will all join in Fielding's exploration of new ideas for education, social justice, diversity, improved effectiveness and efficiency, and new revenue-producing programs and collaborations."