Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC


Jan. 27, 2009

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2009 — In support of science education in area schools, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), has awarded gifts of $5,000 to four local school districts and a community college foundation.

The organizations receiving the contributions include Las Positas Community College Foundation, and the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon Valley school districts.

LLNS President and LLNL Director George Miller, along with LLNS Office Director Kathy Vaselopulos, presented the gifts during a special gathering Jan. 22 at the LLNS office in downtown Livermore.  The gifts are part of LLNS’ Community Gift Program.

“Both LLNS and the Laboratory are committed to supporting science and mathematics education in the community,” said Miller. “These gifts are a direct investment in the science and engineering of tomorrow.”

Accepting the contributions on behalf of their organizations were: Joel Kinnamon, chancellor, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District; DeRionne Pollard, president, Las Positas Community College; Brenda Miller, superintendent, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School; John Casey, superintendent, Pleasanton Unified School District, Steven Hanke, superintendent, Dublin Unified School District and Christine Williams, assistant superintendent, San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Stan Hitomi, Science Education Programs coordinator, San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

The LLNS Board of Governors created the Corporate Giving Program to benefit neighboring communities of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The program includes a recent match of $1 million to the Laboratory’s HOME Campaign (Helping Others More Effectively). Combined with the LLNS match, the HOME Campaign raised more than $2.7 million for the annual charitable drive, which benefits more than 400 regional nonprofit agencies in the Tri Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Greater Bay Area.
The gift program donations come from the fee LLNS receives to manage Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and does not come from the Laboratory’s operating budget. More information on LLNS and its Community Gift Program is available on the Web at

More information on LLNS and its Community Gift Program is available on the Website,


LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel, the largest project management contractor in the United States; The University of California, the world’s largest public research institution; BWX Technologies and Washington Group International, the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors; and Battelle, a global leader in science and technology and technology commercialization. The team also includes Texas A&M University, which provides programs in homeland security and national security

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