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Lemonis, Marquette University exceed challenge goal

(April 10, 2017) -- The Marquette University community more than doubled down in this year’s giving challenge issued by alumnus Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s star of The Profit, combining to raise a total of $3,292,748.

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community more than doubled down in this year’s giving challenge issued by alumnus Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s star of The Profit, combining to raise a total of $3,292,748.

The challenge was met in less than two months by 2,769 donors who raised a total of $1,792,748. Lemonis added $1.5 million of his own funds and Marquette’s College of Business Administration will now start a student-run business program called the Marcus Lemonis Pay The Profit Forward Program, providing initial funding for students to pursue their business ideas.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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