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The UPS Foundation Donates $7.9M to Support Diversity and Economic Empowerment

Highlights global partnership with leadership development organization targeting girls, young women

Atlanta – WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 05, 2014

The UPS Foundation, on behalf of UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced today it will donate more than $7.9 million to 42 non-profit organizations supporting economic empowerment, education, inclusion, and mentorship initiatives. The donations include a $1 million commitment of support over two years to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to provide leadership development opportunities to girls/young women around the world with a special emphasis on Latin America, Africa and the Arab world.

Since 2004, UPS has supported WAGGGS in its mission to build global programs around leadership, advocacy, volunteerism, environmental sustainability and economic development.

“Education and leadership development are central to economic empowerment,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are helping WAGGGS reach its network of more than 10 million girls and young women in 145 countries across five regions of the world. Our partnership with WAGGGS has enriched the lives of thousands of girls and young women ensuring they are provided the resources to become leaders and advocates in their communities and beyond, spurring economic development globally.”

In addition to WAGGGS, The UPS Foundation will also support the following 41 organizations that focus on economic empowerment, education, inclusion, and mentorship.

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About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2013, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $102 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at To get UPS news direct, visit


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