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Center for Women & Enterprise Receives $15K Grant From The UPS Foundation

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS). 

The grant will be used towards computer upgrades and enhancements. These will help CWE provide more effective and efficient programs and services, provide financial literacy and entrepreneurial training to thousands of low-income and underserved women throughout New England.

“We are grateful for the support of The UPS Foundation in helping CWE elevate our technology helping us become more efficient, effective and responsive to our clients,” said Susan Rittscher, CWE’s President and CEO.

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 for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116.6 million in charitable giving around the world.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at  To get UPS news direct, visit

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Center for Women & Enterprise’s efforts to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS.  “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

The UPS Foundation UPS (NYSE: UPS) Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads UPS’s global citizenship efforts and philanthropy. Our mission is to help build stronger, safer, and more resilient communities around the world. The UPS Foundation's philanthropic approach centers on four focus areas that reflect our mission and UPS's corporate values and expertise: Diversity & Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability, Community Safety and Volunteerism. We believe that our approach and investment strategy create shared value for our community, our people and our company.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at

Center for Women & Enterprise - Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their 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 Centers in Boston, MA; Westborough, MA; Nashua, NH; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; and Community Classrooms throughout New England.

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. 

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