Our Mission

The purpose of the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism is to promote an awareness and understanding of american capitalism in today’s market economy within our region and to encourage entrepreneurship.

What We Do

Our purpose is accomplished by providing “angel level” investment and support for catalytic, high impact projects focused on (1) developing that awareness and understanding of american capitalism, or (2) encouraging entrepreneurship and developing twenty-first century business skill sets.

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Due to a generous grant from the Maier Foundation of Charleston, West Virginia, a chapter of the Student Center for the Public Trust has been formed in Marshall’s Lewis College of Business. With chapters on college campuses nationwide, the Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT) provides an interactive environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish, while creating opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills.



This initiative contributes significantly to the College’s mission of preparing students to be ethical business leaders.