| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
Establishes $100,000 Gift Program
February 01, 2008
LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2008 —Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) announced today the formation of a $100,000 annual gift program for local and area non-profit organizations.
The new program will provide up to $100,000 in funding to support organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) education, community-service and philanthropic needs in communities having a large population of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees. Nonprofit California educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, and government agencies serving Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties are eligible to apply. Gifts will be awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $20,000.
The new program expands upon LLNS’ community giving, which already has benefited the Greater Bay Area. In December 2007, LLNS matched $1 million in employee donations to the Lab’s HOME Campaign (Helping Others More Effectively). The HOME Campaign benefits community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Greater Bay Area. Since 1997, HOME has raised more than $1 million annually through employee donations that go directly to agencies selected by the employees. This year LLNL employees pledged $1.4 million to the HOME Campaign, benefiting 446 agencies. Adding the $1 million LLNS match brought the total contribution to $2.4 million.
“LLNS is committed to being a good neighbor in our local communities and is proud of the generous support of employees to those in need,” said George Miller, LLNS President and LLNL Director.
All organizations interested in applying for LLNS Community Gift Program must submit a gift application to LLNS by March 14, 2008. To be eligible, organizations must be sustainable and financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by May 2, 2008.
More information on LLNS and its Community Gift Program is available on the Website, www.llnsllc.com
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