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The UPS Foundation Gives Thanks Through Communities for More Than 60 Years
Global Volunteer Month

This December marks the 60th anniversary of The UPS Foundation. Our founder, Jim Casey, a visionary in so many ways, was practicing the concepts of “Corporate Citizenship” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” in 1951 long before those words even existed. I’m thankful that I work for a company with a heart. After all, we do love logistics.

I came to The UPS Foundation just over one year ago after eleven years in corporate marketing. The desire to work in the foundation and have a job that allows me to give back started back in 2005. I was selected to attend the UPS Community Internship in McAllen,Texas.  For one month, I was relieved of my daily office responsibilities and asked to do service work in this extremely challenged community. Those thirty days changed my perspective on life. I became thankful for the things I had, and less wishful for those I didn’t.

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The UPS Foundation $200,000 UNCF Grant Empowers – Clark Atlanta Student Shares His Story

This past December I had the pleasure of hearing Elmer Jones, Clark Atlanta University student and UPS UNCF scholarship recipient, speak at the Atlanta’s 27th Mayor’s Masked Ball about his life and the opportunities provide by his scholarship.  Elmer’s inspiring story shows how the contributions of companies like UPS provide opportunities for students that often lack options for funding their education.

Since 1997, UPS has provided scholarship grants to the UNCF and committed $200,000 for 2011. These funds support scholarships and program development for more than 60,000 students at 39 member colleges and universities each year.  

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