2019 Event Details:

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6 - 10 p.m.
Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043


Holiday fundraiser & CEO auction


The CEL network is all about connections and growing small business together! What better way than to join fellow alumni at the annual holiday fundraiser & CEO Auction. Join us for an amazing dinner, open bar, CEO Auction, and networking.

NEW in 2019... CEO Auction - This silent auction will allow you the opportunity to bid and potentially win a lunch meeting with some of Buffalo's top leaders.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the CEL Endowment.
 Increasing our endowment is imperative to our continued success. An endowment creates financial support in perpetuity. This will allow us to be non-reliant on annual grants and enrollment. The endowment is used to support all functions of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
This includes but is not limited to the following: Small Business Speaker's Series to bring in regional and national speakers for our graduates; Improved and expanded programming; Access to webinar series that will allow us to stream top speakers from around the world; Expanded marketing of CEL including recognizing the success of our graduates; and lowering the barrier of entry to the CEL Core Program through the use of scholarships or enrollment assistance funds.

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