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ORAU Stands United for United Way and Community Shares with Largest Contribution to Date

Oct. 4, 2004

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) began its 2004 Giving Campaign for United Way and Community Shares with a strong start, pledging $41,300 during the first day of the campaign. This year’s theme was “United We Stand, and United We Give,” and employees did give, with ORAU contributions totaling nearly $77,500.

ORAU employees went the extra mile this year, giving more money than ever before to United Way and Community Shares. The Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) group, managed by Bob Kapolka, is always a leader in giving throughout the company. This year, ESH increased their total contributions over last year by 98 percent.

ORAU officials present check to United Way official

Pictured presenting a check to United Way of Anderson County are (L to R): Michael Hubbard, ORAU Science and Engineering Education program manager and 2004 campaign chairman; Tami Carroll, United Way resource development director; Bob Kapolka, ORAU Environment, Safety, and Health director; and Ron Townsend, ORAU President.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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