The Perry CEO Program is funded by private and organizational investors who are interested in growing and sustaining the future of entrepreneurship in Perry County, Illinois.

The Founders of Perry CEO are critical to the program. These five original investors saw the vision and the promise that Perry CEO could bring to our communities and each invested $5,000 to jump start the program.

Perry CEO Angel Investors are the heart of our program. Their annual investment of $1,000 provides the necessary resources for all current-year expenses and ensures the sustainability of the Perry CEO class for future students. Investor commitments of giving site tours, being guest speakers, and developing positive mentor relationships are critical to the success of Perry CEO.

The Friends of Perry CEO are supportive in various ways, both monetarily and in an in-kind capacity offering perhaps a meeting space or materials, and some offering their time to mentor the students in a one-on-one capacity.  This support is also beneficial to the sustainability of the program.

If you would like to learn more about our investors, please visit their sites from the logos below.

If you would like to become an investor or would like more information about the Perry CEO Program, please contact any board member or complete the form on the Contact Us page.

We are always looking for people who are interested in investing time, money, or both into this outstanding new youth entrepreneurship program.


Founders of Perry CEO

Angel Investors

Friends of Perry CEO

Dennis Bastien • Friends of Jerry Costello II • Paulette Valier • All-State Insurance