Annual Fund

Entrepreneurs need a strong network to scale and grow their businesses. This network provides them with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem, regardless of their company's life-cycle stage.

CED is this network. For more than 33 years, we’ve helped bring together entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and community partners to stimulate innovation and growth in our region. And we have been very successful! We are able to achieve these great results with the support individuals and companies, like yourself, who are inspired by big ideas and growing companies.

So, what is CED’s role in all this?

To connect entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources
to accelerate business growth.

By supporting the Annual Fund, you will contribute directly to making sure our mission is achieved and our resources are plentiful, relevant, and sustainable within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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For questions about the Annual Fund or the programs it benefits, please contact Kelly Rowell, Director of Customer Experience at (919) 226-0464 or If you would like to make a gift by mail, please print, complete, and send this form to CED directly.