Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > AT&T Philanthropy in North Carolina Tops $2.5 Million in 2007

Abstract:
AT&T is quickly building a reputation for corporate citizenship and community engagement in North Carolina.

AT&T Philanthropy in North Carolina Tops $2.5 Million in 2007

CHARLOTTE, NC | Posted on January 10th, 2008

AT&T Inc. has announced that, in 2007, philanthropic giving in North Carolina exceeded $2.5 million. Nearly 350 organizations in North Carolina received a contribution or grant from AT&T or the AT&T Foundation, the company's corporate philanthropy organization.

"We compete in a global communications marketplace that begins in every town and community," said Cynthia Marshall, AT&T state president. "Serving our customers is a privilege that also carries a sacred responsibility. It is both our desire and our heritage to be involved in civic life in ways that make North Carolina an even better place for everyone to live and work."

In 2007, AT&T philanthropic contributions touched the lives of citizens from the mountains to the sea, in metropolitan areas and in rural communities. They came in the areas of education, arts and culture, economic development, community enrichment and diversity.

"AT&T is dedicated to providing the communications and entertainment services our customers need and want at any time and any place," Marshall said. "That's a worthy goal, and we work hard to meet it every day. But we also want the North Carolina of tomorrow to be a little better than the North Carolina of today because of our efforts. That's what AT&T's corporate philanthropy is all about."

AT&T's contributions in 2007 included giving: -- $100,000 to the North Carolina Museum of Art to support the Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism exhibition. -- $100,000 each to the Wake Education Partnership and to Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education to assist in education reform and teacher-retention efforts in Wake and Mecklenburg counties. -- $75,000 to The Southeastern Partnership II, which works for business recruitment and job creation in 11 southeastern North Carolina counties to meet technology needs and help provide technology training for area residents. -- $50,000 to the Children's Home Society of North Carolina to support recruiting prospective foster families and adoptive parents in the Triangle region. -- $25,000 to the URBAN League of the Central Carolinas to help fund two new programs that will offer basic computer-literacy training for minority students in conjunction with character-building instruction. -- $25,000 to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute to help facilitate technological training in Caldwell County and surrounding areas. -- $25,000 to the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Foundation to support an innovative program of scholarships and entrepreneurial skills training. -- $15,000 to enable Communities In Schools of Charlotte to replace a minibus used to transport at-risk children to various activities.

Last year marked the first time North Carolina participated in the AT&T Excelerator grant program, a national program that provides technology access to organizations serving diverse ethnic groups, low-income families, people with disabilities, youth or senior adults. More than $340,000 was awarded to 17 organizations across the state. For example, a grant was given to:

-- The St. Agnes Foundation (Raleigh) to provide online access to educational information regarding medical ailments plaguing the minority community. -- KidSenses Children's InterActive Museum (Rutherfordton) to support a collaborative effort to bring Web-based science education to rural elementary students. -- Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte) to support an expansion of educational opportunities for disabled students. -- Trinity Oaks Retirement Community (Salisbury) to support a unique intergenerational training activity, pairing computer-savvy middle school students with retirees interested in learning computer basics. -- Latino Advocacy Coalition of Henderson County (Hendersonville) to support an expansion of the LAC's computer lab that is used for basic computer-literacy classes. -- Youth Homes Inc. (Charlotte) to support the creation of a computer lab for staff training to enable the organization to better serve foster families and those without homes. -- The Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council (Asheville) to create a multilingual interactive Web site that will enable users to identify and apply for services. -- Shaw University (Raleigh) to enhance its Nanotechnology Initiative by upgrading the laboratory and funding minilab projects and high-level laboratory experimental activities. -- The YMI Cultural Center (Asheville) to improve online communication with the minority community about events and programs. -- The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina (Winston-Salem) to support a collaborative effort to provide computer-literacy classes to underserved youth, including tutorial software and financial/business-management instruction.

Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss .

####

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/ .

About Philanthropy at AT&T

AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2006, AT&T contributed more than $101 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc., combine more than $1.8 billion of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.

(C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Corporate Citizenship
Necole Merritt

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Sirrus's Issued Patent Portfolio Continues To Accelerate July 18th, 2018

FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers: Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. July 18th, 2018

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits July 16th, 2018

Academic/Education

The Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Tsukuba near Tokyo in Japan uses Deben's ARM2 detector to better understand catalytic reaction mechanisms June 27th, 2018

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

SUNY Poly Professor Eric Lifshin Selected for ‘Fellow of the Microanalysis Society’ Position for Significant Contributions to Microanalysis June 13th, 2018

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS) April 18th, 2018

Announcements

Sirrus's Issued Patent Portfolio Continues To Accelerate July 18th, 2018

FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers: Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. July 18th, 2018

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits July 16th, 2018

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers: Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. July 18th, 2018

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication July 13th, 2018

A refined magnetic sense: Algorithms and hardware developed in the context of quantum computation are shown to be useful for quantum-enhanced sensing of magnetic fields July 2nd, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project