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ORAU's 2007 Giving Campaign Wraps Up with Corporate Gift

Nov. 6, 2007

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – ORAU closed out its 2007 Giving Campaign this week by presenting a $15,000 corporate donation to United Way of Anderson County. The corporate gift is in addition to the $82,000 donated by ORAU employees. This year’s drive, themed “Giving—Humanity’s Greatest Technology” allowed employees to donate online for the first time, and saw 91% of ORAU employees participating in the campaign.

ORAU and United Way officials holding large check

ORAU President Ron Townsend presented a check for $15,000 to United Way of Anderson County on Monday. Pictured left to right, Rick Morrow, Executive Director of United Way of Anderson County; ORAU President Ron Townsend; Kay Brookshire and Tom Beehan, 2007 United Way of Anderson County Campaign co-chairs; Archie Smart, co-chair of ORAU’s 2007 Giving Campaign and Ann Rigell, chair of ORAU’s 2007 Giving Campaign.
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“We look for opportunities through which we can do the most good and best serve the community,” said ORAU President Ron Townsend. “United Way of Anderson County certainly provides us with that avenue and is a great advantage for those living and working in this area.”

ORAU is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 98 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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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