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LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC TO DONATE UP TO $1 MILLION TO LAB HOME CAMPAIGN
December 03, 2007
LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2007 —Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is heading HOME in an effort to help Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory raise money for local nonprofit agencies.
The LLNS Board of Governors recently approved a matching donation of up to $1 million for the Lab’s HOME Campaign, an annual drive that benefits community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Greater Bay Area.
Since 1997, the Lab’s HOME Campaign (Helping Others More Effectively) has raised more than $1 million annually through employee donations that go directly to agencies selected by the employees. In the spirit of this year’s campaign slogan, “A New Era of Giving,” the Board of Governors has announced LLNS will match the first $1 million raised by the Laboratory.
“The HOME Campaign was created by Laboratory employees specifically to help those in need within their own communities,” said LLNS President and Laboratory Director George Miller. “The LLNS Board of Governors recognized this effort and the significant contributions that have been made over the years and are pleased to offer this matching donation. It is a tribute to not only our communities but to the caring spirit of our employees.”
“LLNS is pleased to be a part of this tremendous effort to help those who are in need throughout the Greater Bay Area,” said Gerald Parsky, chairman of the LLNS Board of Governors. “LLNS is committed to partnering with the community and is proud of the men and women at the Laboratory who for decades have supported those who are most in need.”
The HOME Campaign is one of the Tri Valley’s most generous annual charity drives, and is a major community support activity for the Laboratory. Through the campaign, Lab employees donate money via payroll deduction or onetime donations to benefit more than 400 local agencies of their choice, including umbrella agencies such as the United Way and Tri Valley Community Fund. Last year the campaign raised more than $1.4 million. This year’s campaign will close on Dec. 14.
LLNS assumed management of the Laboratory on Oct. 1. The matching funds will be taken from the management fee LLNS receives from the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Laboratory. The LLNS team was formed to manage and operate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by entities renowned for their expertise and accomplishments throughout the DOE nuclear weapons complex and beyond. Bechtel is the largest project management contractor in the United States. The University of California is the world’s largest public research institution. BWX Technologies and Washington Group International are the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors and between them manage and operate four of DOE’s five safest sites. Battelle is a global leader in science and technology and commercializes technology, performs contract research and manages laboratories for government and industry. The team also includes Texas A&M University, which provides programs in homeland security and national security.
LLNS will open a new office in the revitalized area of downtown Livermore, at the corner of South Livermore Avenue and First Street, in early 2008. Linda Trocki has been appointed as the LLNS office manager and will serve as a parent company’s point of contact for the community.
More information on LLNS is available on the Website, www.llnsllc.com