Endow the BETA Alumni Prize

23% of $450,000 goal
This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT
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The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship reinvented the traditional business plan competition, which has a long and honored history at Babson, and introduced the B.E.T.A. Challenge—the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® Challenge—which recognizes and rewards entrepreneurs for taking action and for achieving major milestones, as well as for the potential success of their startup. Today, the B.E.T.A. Challenge is the premier university-based startup competition. The B.E.T.A. Challenge showcases the best early-stage companies in the Babson ecosystem and they compete for cash and prizes. Winners of the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each receive a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus donations of services from sponsors and in-kind prizes.  

The Blank Center needs our investment to continue awarding the alumni prize to a member of our community annually. Our M’15 class is coming together to endow a fund that will not only support the $20,000 annual prize but continue to increase the prize annually. Our goal is to raise $450,000 over the next five years that will be invested in Babson’s endowment in perpetuity. Please consider contributing to our legacy at Babson and donating our campaign.


 If you have questions, please email The Fund for Babson.


Q. What ways can I give to this fund?

A. There are several ways to support this campaign. You can make a gift online through this page either as a one-time credit card gift or a recurring monthly or annual gift. If you would like to pledge a one-time or multi-year donation, please email the Fund for Babson or call. For a full listing of giving options, including stock of wire transfer instructions; please visit Babson's Ways to Give page

Q. What will happen to my gift until we reach $450,000? 

A. The College earmarked these funds for the BETA challenge and will start investing in the endowment once we reach the $100,000 threshold. We will continue to build our funds through the fundraising campaign cycle. 

Q. Is my gift tax-deductible?

A. All gifts to Babson are tax-deductible in accordance with US IRS regulations. Babson provides donors with a tax receipt for their gift.

520 days ago by Aine McAlister

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