About YEF

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is NFIB’s educational arm. By promoting the lessons of free enterprise in the classroom, the Young Entrepreneur Foundation hopes to build the next generation of small business owners and entrepreneurs. We educate young people about the critical role of small business in the American free-enterprise system and help students interested in small business and entrepreneurship to further their education.

Sponsors & Partners

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation works with a number of sponsors and partners to provide the entrepreneurship education and college scholarship programs that help thousands of aspiring small business owners every year.

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Mission

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is committed to educating young people about the critical role of small business and the American free enterprise system.

Goals

The primary goals of the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation are:

  • Encourage young people to consider careers in small business and entrepreneurship and to help further the education of these students.
  • Recognize students for their innovation, initiative, and entrepreneurial spirit who will be the next generation of small business owners.
  • Share varied entrepreneurship experiences of national NFIB members with students in the classroom.
  • Partner with like-minded organizations to enhance entrepreneurial education activities and opportunities for youth.

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Board of Directors

  • David M. Guernsey , Chair

    Dulles, VA

  • Thomas J Bryce

    Memphis, TN

  • Maria Coakley David

    Falls Church, VA

  • Dan Danner

    Washington, DC

  • Nevin J. Groce

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • James M. Herr

    Nottingham, PA

  • A. June Lennon

    Taylors, SC

  • Betty Neighbors

    Everett, WA

  • Thomas Michael Nobis

    Quincy, IL

  • W. Bruce O’Donoghue

    Winter Park, FL

  • Jeff Ready

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Steve Schramm

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Kurt E. Summers

    Austin, TX

  • Jose Villa

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Sherry Wuebben

    La Crosse, WI

Contact YEF

Contact the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation at yef@nfib.org or 1-800-552-6342.