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This case was developed for use in a course on entrepreneurial education that focuses on leadership. Background from Blue Stone University, including information on its mission, organizational structure, metrics, entrepreneurial programs, and stakeholders, is presented. This case explores how a school within a university approached the creation of an entrepreneurship center as a result of a substantial alumni donation. Students must analyze the scenario from the viewpoint of various stakeholders, identify pros and cons of the evolution of the entrepreneurship programs within the school and the university, and brainstorm alternative approaches for future donation-based center creation at Blue Stone University.


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© SAGE. Final version published as: Olsen, M. A. (2012). The plan for donations or “don’tations”: The case of the alumni-funded entrepreneurship center. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 15(2), 10-17. DOI: 10.1177/1555458912448431. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.