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University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center Receives $75,000 Grant From Prudential Foundation

Posted 02/24/2011
Posted by Meagan Fazio

The Entrepreneurial Center, part of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Hartford, is the beneficiary of a $75,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation. The grant will allow the Entrepreneurial Center to provide business advising and technical assistance to aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

“This new funding will assist us with our plans to make additional resources available to up-and-coming businesses and expand the scope and reach of the Entrepreneurial Center’s services," said Eileen Peltier, senior director of the Center for Professional Development. "We are grateful for the Prudential Foundation’s recognition of our efforts to have an impact on the Hartford business community of entrepreneurs with classes, seminars and advisory services.”

The Entrepreneurial Center was established in 1985 as an initiative of the Center for Professional Development. It helps Connecticut women and men achieve financial independence through self-employment by offering one-on-one coaching, business assessment, advice on developing business concepts and planning workshops for entrepreneurs at all levels. The Entrepreneurial Center operates out of historic Butterworth Hall at the University of Hartford’s Asylum Avenue campus. To learn more about its programs, call 860-768-5681 or visit the website at

The Prudential Foundation is an independent nonprofit grant-making organization funded by Prudential. Each year, the Prudential Foundation invests over $25 million in grants in efforts that support the revitalization of communities and support Prudential employees' community engagement efforts.