Foundation For Enterprise Development

You can help us achieve our mission

Your donation and underwriting contributions will advance the evidence, awareness, and entrepreneurial engagement for broad-based employee ownership.

In honor of Dr. Bob Beyster, our new Beyster Fellow Legacy Fund supports the Beyster Fellows in their research and education initiatives. Learn more about this multidisciplinary group of top scholars that are leading contributors to furthering employee ownership knowledge through research here.

General support to FED helps world class programs such as the annual Beyster Fellowship Symposium, curriculum development, training and educational products through our academic collaborations as well as FED books and award-winning films.

With donor support, FED can pilot, scale, and/or sustain initiatives.

Read the 2015 recap

Read the 2014 recap

Read the 2013 recap

Read the 2012 recap

Read the 2011 recap

The FED salutes recent and historic contributors:

Innovators ($50K and above)

  • The Beyster Family Foundation Fund
  • M.A. Beyster Fund
  • Jim & Ginny Russell
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Entrepreneurs ($10K - $50K)

  • Tom & Jan Darcy
  • Steve & Michele Fisher
  • Bob & Dandy Korzeniewski
  • Victor & Jeanne Orphan
  • Barbara Schmidt
  • Employee Ownership Foundation – program underwriter
  • Leidos

Sustainers (up to $10K)

  • Gil Binninger
  • Tom & Carol Dillon
  • Wayne & Barbara Coleman
  • R.B. Inman
  • Bill & Melanie Roper
  • Matt Tobriner
  • Paul Sager & Natalie Venezia

We would also like to thank our many volunteers for their time in support of FED programs and operations.


Support FED

Online via PayPal


By mail - Mail check payable to the Foundation for Enterprise Development to: 1241 Cave Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

Stock donation - Email Moira Feighan at, or call her at (858) 754-3561.

If you would like to become more directly engaged, consider these opportunities of support:

  • Share your experience by participating in a case study or speaking engagements
  • Provide pro-bono advisory support to scholars or entrepreneurs
  • Volunteer your time for program advancement, or provide general support at a FED-hosted event

The FED is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) private foundation, established in 1986 by Dr. J. Robert Beyster to help promote the concept of broad-based, participative employee ownership and entrepreneurism. Contributions are tax-deductible under U.S. law.



About FED

The FED is focused on helping the sustainability and growth of U.S.-based science and technology companies through its research, education, and services that advance innovation and broad-based ownership.