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Orsella R. Hughes named

Executive Director of TPF

The TPF board is pleased to announce the appointment of Orsella as the organization's full-time Executive Director.

Orsella has supported TPF from its infancy - as The Urban Prosperity Fund ( 2009) and has played an active role in its growth.  Most recently,

Orsella served as TPF's Interim Executive Director

"The Prosperity Foundation operates under the light of truth, integrity & accountability to present educational opportunities while engaging in philanthropic endeavors that aim to enlighten and enrich the

Black communities throughout Connecticut."

-- Orsella R. Hughes

Welcome to

our new Board Member

Donna M. Lecky. JD, MBA

Donna is the CFO & Co-Founder, HealthVenture Corporation

Established in 2016, HealthVenture is a global foundry innovation center of excellence and an investment fund that supports and scales an elite cohort of early and seed-stage digital healthcare entrepreneurs whose goal is to transform digital health. We know that end to end support for academic medical entrepreneurs accelerates the creation of impactful digital solutions. 

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Meet The Board

Howard K. Hill

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Owner of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services

Larry Conaway

VICE PRESIDENT

Retired Principal

Brian Cook

TREASURER

2nd Vice-President

Private Banking Northern Trust

Cathy Graves

SECRETARY

Deputy Director of Economic Development

City of New Haven

Valerie Schultz Wilson

Non-Profit Managing Consultant

Yves Joseph

Principal/Managing Member

RJ Development & Advisors, LLC