Springboard Managed Hosting and Cherry, Bekaert & Holland have each pledged $100,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Innovation to Impact campaign.
To date, CED has rasied $2.7 million of its $3 million goal.
Springboard is a provider of outsourced managed Web hosting and data center solutions headquartered in Cary. Cherry, Bekaert & Holland is a Richmond, VA-based accounting and consulting firm with an office Raleigh.
The CED seeks to raise $3 million for the five-year strategic initiative designed to support area entrepreneurship through the Innovation to Impact campaign. It strives to provide a wider and deeper set of services in the areas of management and leadership development, especially to companies farther along in their life cycles.
The campaign also engages government, civic, academic, corporate and technology organizations for both the delivery of entrepreneur-oriented services and programs and for regional positioning, promotion and message-shaping. At the same time, it seeks to expand the pipeline of potential high-growth companies by actively encouraging their development in traditionally under-represented areas and groups.
Those earlier contributing at the $100,000 level include: Bank of America; Comerica Incorporated; Daniels & Daniels, P.A; Ernst & Young, LLP; Gray Ventures, Inc.; Hutchison & Mason PLLC; Intersouth Partners; Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P.; Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; Maupin Taylor & Ellis, P.A.; RBC Centura; Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP; Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore, L.L.P.; Southeast Interactive Technology Funds; US Trust; Wachovia; Wakefield Group L.P.; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC; and Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP.