Dallas/Fort Worth (July 27, 2011) – The NBCUniversal Foundation today awarded $100,000 in grants to five non-profit organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to improving public secondary education in local communities.
The recipients include:
Tom Ehlmann, president and general manager of NBC 5 said, “We take our role of serving the North Texas community seriously – whether it’s delivering our viewers the most up-to-date and compelling local news and information or partnering with organizations that are making a difference in the lives of local residents. We are proud to support each of these organizations, which are all focused on ensuring a bright future for the youth of North Texas.”
Manuel Abud, president and general manager of Telemundo Dallas, said, “The support provided by the NBCUniversal Foundation complements Telemundo’s ongoing commitment to education and the advancement and growth of our local Hispanic families. By partnering with these organizations in North Texas, we are making an important investment in the futures of the young members of our community.”
This is the sixth year of the successful NBCUniversal initiative which supports select non-profit organizations in cities with large NBCUniversal employee populations and significant education needs. Since the Foundation’s inception, nearly $7 million has been directed to non-profits across the country that have demonstrated a commitment to improving educational opportunities for public school students in sixth through twelfth grades.
In addition to the $100,000 awarded in Dallas/Fort Worth, the NBCUniversal Foundation announced grants in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C., totaling $800,000. These organizations inspire students to succeed through a wide range of programs including college test preparation, career counseling and employment skill development.
NBCUniversal employees from across the companies have been actively involved with this effort and will continue to support the organizations by volunteering as mentors, tutors and career speakers.
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