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Ventura County Couple Makes Big Donation To Support CLU Entrepreneurship

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A Ventura County couple is stepping up to help budding entrepreneurs in the region. 

Dave and Dawn Gross donated $300,000 through their NewCo Foundation to California Lutheran University’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

The money will fund an annual competition for students trying to create businesses, and support creation of a similar “Shark Tank” type event aimed at public school students.

Dave Gross is an engineer, and tech investor who has been a mentor for students at CLU. Dawn is a CLU graduate who is an internationally known expert on Braille literacy. CLU is the parent of KCLU Radio.