AT&T Foundation Announces Donations Totaling $48,000 to Support 10 Dayton-Area Organizations
Fairborn-Based AT&T Government Solutions to Present Checks
Dayton, Ohio, December 21, 2005, The AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., announced today it is donating $48,000 to 10 Dayton-area organizations, including $5,000 to the Fisher/Nightingale House at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, which provides physical and emotional support to military men and women.
“We’ve always tried to be good neighbors in the Dayton area, and with these AT&T Foundation grants we will continue that tradition,” said Lou Addeo, president of AT&T Government Solutions, a Virginia-based company with offices in Fairborn that provides information technology support to the Air Force and other organizations.
In addition to the Fisher/Nightingale House, other AT&T Foundation projects include:
A $5,000 grant to support a political science internship program at Wright State University in conjunction with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
A $5,000 grant to Dayton: A Peace Process to support the 10th anniversary commemoration of the Dayton Peace Accords (an event held Nov. 11-18).
A $5,000 grant to Home Based Arts U.S.A., Inc., a Dayton-based organization that has developed a series of educational activity books for K through 6th grade students focusing on math, science, aviation, history and ethics.
A $5,000 grant to Improved Solutions for Urban Systems Inc., a program designed to teach life skills to at-risk high school aged kids in the Dayton area.
A $5,000 grant to the University of Dayton Research Institute for its engineering internship program with the Air Force Research Laboratory that is designed to expose college students to diverse engineering career opportunities.
A $5,000 grant to the Air Force Association’s Visions Program, which helps improve students’ math, science and social studies skills in targeted school districts serving Wright Patterson Air Force Base families.
A $5,000 grant to the Ohio Educational Outreach Foundation at Wright Patterson, which is designed to stimulate students’ interest in math, science, aeronautics and astronautics through field trips to the base and to a traveling science laboratory.
A $5,000 grant to the Air Force Association’s Wright Brothers Heritage Benefit to support two annual events: the Dayton International Air show and the Air Force Anniversary Ball.
A $3,000 grant to support the Wright State University Foundation to support ROTC scholarships.
The new AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., supports programs that build communities and improve access to information technologies, technology training and professional skills development. The new AT&T Foundation will provide more than $60 million in 2006 in charitable contributions, thereby placing it among the top five largest corporate foundations in the country. The new AT&T Foundation combines over forty years and $1.7 billion of philanthropic commitment to communities across the country.
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