Success at the ECenter Leads to Additional Support

Thursday, April 12, 2018

After providing the initial support to launch the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter), entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter T. Paul ’67 has renewed his support based on student demand and the center’s success with a $400,000 gift.

“We are grateful for Peter’s ongoing support,” said UNH President Mark Huddleston. “The ECenter is a great asset and helps us to attract students who are curious to learn and understand more about problem solving, idea creation, and the start-up process.”

Paul’s new gift was structured to include additional support from the university, including a commitment to help secure other alumni financial support. Overall, the funding will allow the ECenter to flourish until 2022.

“I always have high expectations for outcomes based upon financial gifts I make to UNH,” said Paul, “but even those were widely exceeded within two years of the ECenter’s launch. The speed at which the ECenter grew, the tangible impact it has already had on students from every college and the national recognition it has received in such a short period of time makes me proud to have been the catalyst. While my gift helps sustain the current structure, the center is looking for philanthropic entrepreneurs to help support additional new and innovative programs. Every dollar has a significant impact.”

To learn more about the impact of Peter Paul's gift to the ECenter, check out the UNH Today story here.