Motorola Foundation Donates $250,000 To UNCF

The Motorola Foundation, a charitable giving arm funded by Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), announced a $250,000 donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for its support of universities that suffered devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

The funds will support the approximate 10,000 students and faculty at New Orleans-based Xavier, Dillard and Southern Universities who suffered severely as Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast region. Funding from Motorola Foundation will cover costs associated with rebuilding math, science and technology centers at the three schools.

“Together with UNCF, Motorola is committed to the successful rebuilding of these institutions,” said Ed Zander, chairman and CEO, Motorola. “This donation brings us one step closer to getting faculty and students back to these schools, repairing facilities and replacing equipment and technology. We are proud that these funds will help the three schools achieve long term goals of delivering high quality math, science and technology programs to students.”

Including the UNCF gift, Motorola and the Motorola Foundation’s humanitarian and business response to the 2005 Hurricanes was the single-largest disaster recovery effort in the company’s 77-year history. In addition to a cash donation, Motorola’s mission critical response was comprised of in-kind and equipment donations.

Via PRNewswire-FirstCall

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