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Lehigh entrepreneurship propelled by new gift from Baker Foundation

Lehigh entrepreneurship earns accolades, finds new support from an old friend

Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation is on a roll. National recognition continues to pour in, as does support to continue enhancing and broadening its programming.

The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation has provided $5 million o continue the Institute's progress toward the vision of mechanical engineering alumnus Dexter Baker '50 '57G '81H. "Dex" believed that every Lehigh student should be "vaccinated with the creative mindset and entrepreneurial skills to make a positive difference in their lives and their communities."

Dexter passed away in 2012, yet his legacy continues with the Baker Institute, which today provides and participates in a network of entrepreneurship-related programs and activities open to students of all disciplines. The Baker Foundation's most generous commitment, Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Legacy Fund, establishes a fund to provide a base of support for Institute initiatives in perpetuity.

Chairperson and trustee of the Baker Foundation, Dorothy Baker, comments, "This gift shows our great confidence in what Lehigh has built, its palpable momentum, and its future possibilities. Now, Lehigh will be able to broaden and deepen the student experience in entrepreneurship."

Read the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.

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