Christopher Hertz, founder and CEO of New Signature, headquartered in Washington, DC, will be honored as a “Locally Grown Hero” at NFTE DC’s Dare to Dream Gala on April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Christopher was among five area business owners named as the 2013 Locally Grown Honorees by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Greater Washington Region. The winners are being recognized for building companies in the Washington region and making significant contributions to their respective communities.
“The Locally Grown awards allow us to recognize people from our community who are leaders in both business and public service. We are thrilled to have such an accomplished group of honorees and we look forward to them becoming engaged as mentors for our students,” said John Hasenberg of Merill Lynch, Chairman of NFTE’s Advisory Board, DC Region.
Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been inspiring young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. NFTE is the only global nonprofit organization solely focused on bringing entrepreneurship education to low-income youth. To date, NFTE programs have served close to 400,000 young people globally and 24,000 locally. Currently, NFTE programs are active in 10 countries and 21 U.S. states. Here in the DC Region, NFTE has programs in 22 schools and reaches close to 900 young people annually.
New Signature invites you to help us celebrate the area’s young entrepreneurs and future leaders who Dare to Dream by attending the Gala or sponsoring the Gala. You can purchase tickets and review sponsorship opportunities online, or for more information or to sponsor the 2013 Dare to Dream Gala please contact Kara Johnson, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.