Motorola Foundation Donates to United Negro College Fund in Support of Universities Devastated by Hurricane Katrina
Funds will help rebuild math, science and technology centers at three universities in the Gulf Coast region
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – 13 January 2006 – The Motorola Foundation, a charitable giving arm funded by Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced a $250,000 donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for its support of universities that suffered devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
The funds will support the approximate 10,000 students and faculty at New Orleans-based Xavier, Dillard and Southern Universities who suffered severely as Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast region. Funding from Motorola Foundation will cover costs associated with rebuilding math, science and technology centers at the three schools.
“Together with UNCF, Motorola is committed to the successful rebuilding of these institutions,” said Ed Zander, chairman and CEO, Motorola. “This donation brings us one step closer to getting faculty and students back to these schools, repairing facilities and replacing equipment and technology. We are proud that these funds will help the three schools achieve long term goals of delivering high quality math, science and technology programs to students.”
Including the UNCF gift, Motorola and the Motorola Foundation’s humanitarian and business response to the 2005 Hurricanes was the single-largest disaster recovery effort in the company’s 77-year history. In addition to a cash donation, Motorola’s mission critical response was comprised of in-kind and equipment donations.
About Motorola Foundation
For more information on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, please visit: www.motorola.com/giving. With over 68,000 employees globally, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities in which it operates around the world. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation, and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation has as its funding focus, education, community, and environmental issues.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com.
As the nation’s oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance organization, the United Negro College Fund’s mission is to provide financial support to its 39 member institutions and increase minority degree attainment by reducing financial barriers to college. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 25 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers nearly 450 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship programs, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 65,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country.
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