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Dell’s Largest Grant to The University of Texas at Austin, $5 Million, Will Expand RGK Center’s Student Social Entrepreneurs Program

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Date: Monday, May 16, 2011

In what will be the company’s largest cash donation to The University of Texas at Austin, Dell has committed $5 million to the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the university’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

The grant, which will be distributed to the RGK Center over five years, will build upon the existing Dell Social Innovation Competition (DSIC) to pioneer a new model of purpose-driven, engaged education targeting student social entrepreneurs worldwide.

Speakers included: William Powers, Jr., president, The University of Texas at Austin; Robert Hutchings, dean, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs; Peter Frumkin, director, The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service; Tom Meredith, CFO, MFI Capital; Sonal Shah, head of the White House Domestic Policy Council's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; and Karen Quintos, CMO, Dell.