“It was very scary. You’re out there. There is nobody to blame — when you decide to do that, to step out, open a business, put your kids’ names on the door — you don’t really have a choice but to succeed.”
For Frank Andrews ’90, leaving his job to start his own communications firm, The August Jackson Company, was a significant risk. He was 35 years old with two young sons, and was under the pressure of providing for his family.
He is now leaving a legacy for this entrepreneurial spirit at the UNC School of Media and Journalism.
The Frank Andrews Fund for Aspiring Agency Entrepreneurs aims to foster entrepreneurship in MJ-School students through a series of events, competitions and outreach efforts to nurture innovative thinking in students and to shine a light on outstanding MJ-school faculty and alumni.