CWE Receives Grant from UPS to Support Online Learning

CWE Receives $5,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation



 CWE CEO, Susan Rittscher receives check from Jen Dutra of UPS

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is delighted to have received a $5,000 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.”