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Foundation for Free Enterprise

Inspiring future business leaders

FFFE logoThe Foundation for Free Enterprise was established in 1975 as the educational arm of CIANJ.  Its main aim is to teach student’s of all ages about the multitude of benefits of free enterprise.  Through this instruction, students develop an economic way of thinking which will serve them throughout their lives, regardless of the career path they choose.

Inspiring Future Free Market Leaders

For Centuries, the USA has thrived on a Free Enterprise system that has brought unmatched wealth and prosperity. To preserve our successful path, tomorrow’s business leaders must understand and promote Free Market ideals regardless of background or political affiliation.

The Foundation For Free Enterprise inspires future business leaders ages 12 to 18 by bringing non-political business education programs to New Jersey schools.

Our Mission

To prepare and inspire American business leaders of tomorrow with a fundamental understanding of business, and free market economics in an entrepreneurial, free enterprise society.

How we accomplish our unique mission

FFFE continues to influence future leaders by effectively teaching thousands of students and teachers each year about the vital role free enterprise plays in peoples’ lives. Our success is built largely upon the ability to work at the confluence of the education and business worlds. As we build educational alliances with teachers throughout the region, an ever-increasing number of them come to know the FFFE and the value of enrolling their students in our programs. As a result, the FFFE enjoys a significant increase in demand for its courses of study.

In addition to financial support, the Board of Trustees and friends of the FFFE actively participate in our programs. The students enjoy meeting the executives who bring the text materials to life. The broad range of topics include basic economic theory, capital formation, innovation, price controls or price support, intellectual property rights, privatization of publicly owned utilities, business ethics, the impact of the government on medicine and personal investment strategies.

A great deal of the Foundation’s effectiveness is derived from the outstanding ability of its faculty, composed of both college professors and business executives, to clearly communicate essential concepts. The academicians introduce fundamental economics, business and finance theory. Volunteer entrepreneurs and senior-level executives immediately transform this theory into practice by demonstrating its relevance in peoples’ lives, using examples from their work. As a result, students develop an economic way of thinking which will serve them well throughout their lives, regardless of the career path they choose for themselves.

Contact Kathryn English, President, [email protected] to find out how you can help inspire tomorrow’s Free Market business leaders.

For information on the board of directors, click here.

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    The mission of Commerce and Industry Association is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of fostering, through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

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