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. 


Meet The Board

Howard K. Hill


Owner of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services

Larry Conaway


Retired Principal

Brian Cook


2nd Vice-President

Private Banking Northern Trust

Cathy Graves


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