Executive Search Firm Adds to CED’s Fund-Raising Success

Carlyle & Conlan pledges $60,000. CED raises $4 million for its ‘Innovation to Impact’ campaign, exceeding goal by $1 million. Celebration set for tonight.Carlyle & Conlan, an executive search firm, has helped put the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s “Innovation to Impact” fund drive even more over the top of its goal.

Carlyle & Conlan has pledged $60,000 over the next five years to CED’s entrepreneurial effort.

CED had hoped to raise $3 million but instead raised $4 million.

The group will celebrate exceeding its goal with a “victory party” Monday night at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh at 7 PM.

Anastasia Pucci, president of Carlyle & Conlan, tells Local Tech Wire that her firm is just two years old and has benefited from CED advice and support since its founding.

“This is a chance to give something back,” she says.

CED plans to use the funds to offer programs and services for the entrepreneurial community “for the foreseeable future.”

Contributors to the CED campaign, listed by category:

Major Benefactors ($150,000)

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Alston & Bird LLP

Partners ($100,000)

Bank of America
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P.
Cingular Wireless
Comerica Incorporated Technology and Life Sciences Division
Daniels & Daniels, P.A.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Ernst & Young, LLP
Grant Thornton
Gray Ventures, Inc.
hesketh.com/ Inc.
Hutchison & Mason PLLC
Intersouth Partners
Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P.
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Maupin Taylor & Ellis, P.A.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
RBC Centura
Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP
Southeast Interactive Technology Funds
Springboard Managed Hosting
U.S. Trust
Wachovia
Wakefield Group, L.P.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
WUNC Radio
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Angels ($75,000)

Carlyle & Conlan, Inc.
Kenan-Flagler Business School
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Contributors ($50,000)

Aon
ATCOM Business Telephone Systems, Inc.
The Aurora Funds, Inc.
BB&T Asura/ BB&T
The Business Journal
Cassell Design Group, Inc.
Duke Power Company
Franklin Street Partners, Inc.
Heidrick & Struggles
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
Noro-Moseley Partners
Progress Energy
r+m creative
Silicon Valley Bank

Supporters ($25,000)

4Front Systems, Inc.
Advantis Real Estate Services
A.M. Pappas & Associates, LLC
Central Carolina Bank
Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown
Lee Clyburn of Grubb & Ellis/Thomas Linderman
Financial Directions / Lori and Robert Spivey
HireNetworks
Hughes Pittman & Gupton, L.L.P.
Jeff and Joanne LeRose
Merrill Lynch Private Client Group
Morris, Manning & Martin, L.L.P.
R.R. Donnelley Financial
Sockwell & Associates
Storr Office Environments, Inc.
Strategic Technologies, Inc.
Vance County Economic Development Commission

Catalysts ($15,000)

Academy Funds
Cantando & Associates
Catalysta Partners, LLC
Closure Medical
Job Strategies, Inc.
Korn/Ferry International
Life Sciences Law, PLLC
Lovett Miller & Company
Manpower
MetaPartners
Oxford Finance Corporation
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P.
Resource Solutions, Inc.
River Cities Capital Funds
Venture Management, Inc.

Friends

Analytical Sciences, Inc.
Peyton and Maria Anderson
Bruce Edwards & Associates Inc.
Capital Associates
The Cassie Group-Shipherd Group
First Citizens Bank
Frontier Capital, LLC
Bill Cunningham
Gene Gabbard
Robbie Hardy
Sigmon L. Hutchinson
ICAgen, Inc.
Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lichtin Corporation
Lineberry Research Associates
Mission House Creative
PharmaNetics Inc.
Dan Shea
Southern Capitol Ventures
Trimeris, Inc.
TriState Investment Group, LLC
York Properties, Inc.