James Near was a businessman who instilled the virtues of innovation and entrepreneurship in his sons. Inspired by his example, David ’91, M.B.A.’95 and his wife, Marnie Near M.B.A.’95, along with brother Jason ’93, M.B.A.’97 and his wife, Anna, joined their mother, Nancy, to give $150,000 for I&E mentoring to support budding entrepreneurs at Duke. An additional $50,000 bolstered an existing scholarship named after James Near, and the annual funds for The Fuqua School of Business and the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences received $25,000 each.