RBC Liberty Corp awards $2 million to the UNCF
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on September 28, 2005 |
DENMARK, SC – RBC Liberty Insurance Corporation today announced a $2 million donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Under the insurance company’s Healthy Communities Initiative, the donation will be distributed to three HBCU related programs.
“RBC Liberty believes in building economic prosperity by promoting health and wellness in the communities in which we live and work. We support programs designed to improve health-related services that enhance the quality of life,” said David Black, President and CEO of RBC Liberty Insurance. “With our Healthy Communities Initiative, we will be able to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities in providing a platform for promoting health and wellness in the African-American community.”
The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide $500,000 for the United Negro College Fund’s scholarship program for study in health-related fields at HBCUs; $1.25 to the Learn and Serve America grant program of the UNCF Special Programs Corporation, and $250,000 to Voorhees College, in Denmark, South Carolina, a UNCF supported school.
Funding for Voorhees College will provide capital for the Center for Excellence in Rural and Minority Health. The Center will provide health education programs, clinical services and health research.
“Because there is such an immediate need to address health disparities throughout the country, we are grateful that RBC Liberty is playing a major role to help combat the issue within the African-American community, said Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF’s President and CEO. “RBC Liberty’s donation will provide UNCF with the much needed assistance to enhance innovative technology for health programs at HBCU and encourage students to follow a path in service-oriented careers,” he added.
Today’s announcement and donation will be made at Voorhees College on October 3, 2005, where South Carolina-based RBC Liberty will become the first corporation to support the college’s Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health. The Center’s mission will be to eliminate health disparities through dissemination of health related information and services through technology and traditional means, and to improve access to quality health care in rural and minority communities.
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