Continuing The Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship

Thanks to the generosity of Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca, Catholic University will continue to provide valuable business instruction to students through The Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Busch School of Business.

Benefactors Art and Carlyse Ciocca made possible an additional $5 million gift to fund the Center’s operation through fiscal year 2027. 

The Center brings together practitioners, academics, and students to help lift communities through entrepreneurship and allow people to flourish. It aims to promote a new kind of entrepreneur: one who is capable of integrating personal virtue, cutting-edge tools, and long-term perspectives to launch and grow enterprises that harness human creativity at the service of individuals and communities. 

Just one of the numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers that expand the depth and breadth of our research and enrich the academic experience of our students at Catholic University, the Center provides unique resources to small-business owners to help them start, stabilize, or grow their enterprises through assistance from faculty, staff, and business students.

“The school has the potential to become the world-class center for business education reinforced by Catholic social doctrine,” Art said. 

One avenue is the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program, which endeavors to help inner-city businesses maintain long-term success. 

More information about the Ciocca Center: Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship

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