Sprint (NYSE: S) recently announced the 2012 recipients of its New York City Local Giving Program. In total, three area non-profit organizations were awarded grants as part of this signature community-support program. The New York City Local Giving Program awards Sprint Foundation grants totaling $50,000 to area non-profits that support Sprint’s philanthropic focus areas of youth development (including mentoring, leadership and academic achievement), arts and culture, and environmental stewardship. Grants were presented and recipient organizations honored at a local reception earlier this week.
Sprint presents DOROT Inc. grant check for 2012 New York City Local Giving Program; left to right: James Leibman, Sprint; Sanjay Gopal, Sprint; Mark Meridy, Executive Director of DOROT Inc.; Lori Denman, Sprint; Debby Ballard, Sprint; Wallace Chen, Sprint (Photo: Business Wire)
The 2012 grant recipients are:
Sprint is a long-time supporter of the New York City community, and this is the fourth year Sprint has conducted the New York City Local Giving Program. In total, through this and similar programs, Sprint has provided more than $220,000 in support to New York City-area non-profits, including Queens Library Foundation and VH1 Save The Music Foundation. To learn more about either program, please visit www.sprint.com/localgiving.
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