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Broadwick Chairman Contributes To CED Endowment Fund

Posted July 7, 2006

— Aaron Houghton, chairman of email software firm Broadwick, has made a contribution to the

Council for Entrepreneurial Development's Endowment Fund

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The amount of the donation was not disclosed.

"I have been involved with CED for three years now and I am always impressed with the opportunities they provide through networking and educational events and conferences such as Venture and Opportunity," Houghton said. "I am excited to help CED with their mission and I hope this contribution will assist other entrepreneurs."

Broadwick was among the presenters at the CED's annual venture conference in May.

Houghton also works with startup companies through Preation, a Durham-based developer of website services. Houghton is the chief executive officer.

"Preation applies the experience gained in serving the web site service needs of our established regional, national, and international clients to advance some of the Triangle's most entrepreneurial and innovative companies," Houghton said. "Through working with these companies I continue to recognize the difference that CED's goals, activities, and ideals make within our community."

The CED Endowment consists primarily of stock pledges from some of the Research Triangle's leading merging companies as well as individual executives. The organization plans to use proceeds from the endowment to provide services, training and educational programs to its membership.

More than 100 individuals, including many of the region's best-known entrepreneurs, have contributed to the endowment.

The corporate contribution list includes more than 50.

The CED Endowment Fund is managed by the Triangle Community Foundation.

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