Endowment Fund

  • Click here to download the brochure.
  • Click here to donate to the Gene Luczkiw Spirit of Enterprise Endowment Fund (administered by Niagara Community Foundation).
  • Click here  to download the Scholarship/Award Application Form (deadline October 31, 2016).
  • Click here to visit the Gene Luczkiw website.

About this Award

The “Gene Luczkiw Spirit of Enterprise Award” has been established to provide support to one or more students who demonstrate the spirit of enterprise. Depending on the needs of the student, the recipient could receive funds for costs such as book or tuition, or if they are starting a business, the fund could cover continuing education courses in the area that the recipient needs.

In order to fund this award annually, we are seeking donations to the Gene Luczkiw Spirit of Enterprise Fund. The fund is administered by the Niagara Entrepreneur Awards Inc. and managed by the Niagara Community Foundation (NCF). Donations should be made payable to NCF and a tax receipt will be issued by the foundation for all gifts.

We hope that we can count on your support to grow this fund in Gene’s memory. Whether it is a one-time donation or an annual contribution, please help us to ensure that Gene’s legacy and spirit of enterprise lives on.

About Gene

Eugene (Gene) Luczkiw was an acknowledged global thought leader and practitioner in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and enterprise education. Gene taught entrepreneurship to business students and enterprise education to aspiring teachers at Brock University. Gene also co-authored a textbook: “Creativity in Business — An Entrepreneurial Approach.”

Gene founded the Institute for Enterprise Education which delivered numerous programs to help individuals discover their unique abilities. He helped guide them in finding meaning and purpose in their lives and careers. Gene also founded the Centre for Global Innovation and Leadership where he conducted valuable research into the workings of small/medium enterprises and consulted to some of the world’s largest public and private organizations.

With the Faculty of Education at Brock, Gene co-developed the Enterprise Education Program for teachers, linking teacher education with enterprise education – a model designed to nurture students for alternative career paths and self-employment.

In 2002, Gene was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and in 2004, the Hillmer Award for his contribution to Business Education in Ontario.

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