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Ventura County Couple Makes Big Donation To Support CLU Entrepreneurship

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.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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