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ORAU's 2006 Giving Campaign Set Company Record for Giving and Participation

Dec. 5, 2006

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU closed out its 2006 Giving Campaign last week by presenting a $10,000 corporate donation to United Way of Anderson County. This year’s drive, themed “60 Years of Giving and Caring,” highlighted individual ORAU employee volunteer efforts for various community programs and also recognized ORAU’s 60th anniversary. The campaign set a new record for ORAU, which included an overall employee participation rate of 94% and more than $85,000 raised by employees.

“We have a responsibility as an employer and as part of the community to look for the organizations through which we can do the most good,” said ORAU President Ron Townsend. “United Way of Anderson County is a great asset to our community, and we’re proud to be one of its supporters.”

Ann Rigell, Tami Carroll, Janet Kile and Ron Townsend

Pictured left to right, Ann Rigell, co-chair of ORAU’s 2006 Giving Campaign; Tami Carroll, Resource Development Director for United Way of Anderson County; Janet Kile, chair of ORAU’s 2006 Giving Campaign and ORAU President Ron Townsend. High-resolution verison of photo.

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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