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UPS Foundation donations to BYU near $1 million mark

The United Parcel Service Foundation recently donated $50,000 to Brigham Young University to be used by Multicultural Student Services in providing scholarships for Native American students.

During the past 28 years, UPS has donated $990,736 to BYU. The grants help between 15 and 30 students per year.

“We’ve had an extensive and very positive relationship with UPS,” said Jim Slaughter, assistant director of Multicultural Student Services. “It has been an enjoyable relationship, obviously for the scholarship money, but also because of the people we have been able to work with at UPS who have helped make that possible.”

“UPS has told us that this award we receive each year is the single largest donation that UPS makes in the Intermountain West,” said David Black, director of development with the College of Engineering at BYU. “We feel honored to be at the top of that list for all that they do in the community.”

The UPS Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the United Parcel Service, was established in 1951 and is based in Atlanta, Ga. It identifies specific areas where its support will impact social issues.

"UPS’s support of BYU’s Multicultural Student Services signifies our shared focus and commitment to improve our communities,” said Evern Cooper, president of The UPS Foundation and vice president of UPS corporate relations.

In 2001, The UPS foundation distributed more than $40 million worldwide. Of that amount, more than $20.5 million was awarded through the Corporate Grant Program, $3.1 million was distributed through the Region/District Grant Program, $2.5 million was awarded through the Community Investment Grant Program and $9.3 million was donated to the United Way. Last year, the foundation distributed $4.8 million to local charitable giving.

For more information, contact Renee Chukwurah at Multicultural Student Services at (801) 422-4681.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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