The UPS Foundation Supports the Center for Women & Enterprise Online Learning Program

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is thrilled to have received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will support the development of new online courses to reach more women entrepreneurs and increase access to small business training resources.

“We are grateful for the support of The UPS Foundation in helping CWE create a new way for our clients to access our training resources,” said Susan Rittscher, CWE’s President and CEO. “With online programs CWE will be able to expand our curriculum offerings to low-and-moderate income small business owners who, as a result of business and family obligations, are not able to access CWE’s traditional classroom offerings.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, the UPS Foundation supports the focus areas of nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.

In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations such as CWE and provide support for building stronger communities.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support CWE’s efforts to expand access to training resources for women entrepreneurs,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

About The UPS Foundation UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2012, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $97.5 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.

Center for Women & Enterprise - Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses. 

As New England's leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services. CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful business women at the other end of the financial spectrum.

The Center for Women & Enterprise provides education, training, resources and connections to women (and men) through three locations in Boston, MA; Worcester, MA; and Providence, RI. 

In addition, CWE is the New England affiliate for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving as their certification arm for women-owned businesses. WBENC Certification is nationally recognized in helping established women business owners access new corporate contracts with organizations that are actively seeking supplier diversity.