NACCE 2013 Keynote Speakers
CEO, with the Coleman Foundation
Michael Hennessy began working with the Coleman Foundation in 1987 while he was an officer of the Fannie May Candy company in Chicago.
The Coleman Foundation is a fully endowed, private foundation established by J.D. and Dorothy Coleman, who were previous owners of Fannie May. He joined the foundation Board in 1992, served as Assistant Executive Director and was elected President in 1993. He has developed and advanced programs in the foundations core program areas of Entrepreneurship Education, Cancer Treatment and Developmental Disabilities.
Initial Entrepreneurship programs broadly promoted and enhanced collegiate self-employment education. Current strategies focus on skill development, quality experiential activity and improved interdisciplinary learning in the areas of youth, community college, collegiate and community based Entrepreneurship education.