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BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | November 15, 2012

BUFFALO - A $59,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation will help support initiatives for minority and women entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo School of Managementís Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The grant will subsidize the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program, a joint venture by the CEL and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

The MWEE program is designed to help participants more their companies to the next stage of development by forging relationships with successful business owners, setting objectives and outcomes for business plans, connecting with existing resources and more.

ďThe program builds valuable skills for our participants and strengthens the Western New York Economy by helping to create viable ad sustainable businesses,Ē said Thomas Ulbrich, executive director of the CEL. ďThe continued support of the Allstate Foundation has enabled more than 170 graduates to become more focused and strategic in their businesses,Ē

The Allstate Foundation, a charitable organization funded by subsidiaries of Allstate Insurance Corp., provides philanthropic grants to nonprofit organizations. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, the Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities, tolerance, inclusion, diversity and economic empowerment.

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