DALLAS (Jan. 27, 2009) – Greyhound Lines, Inc. and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are joining forces to help more students achieve their dreams by getting a college education. Throughout 2009, Greyhound will provide support to UNCF through employee donations and matching company funds.
In all, Greyhound will support UNCF with a minimum of $25,000 to help America’s largest and oldest minority higher education organization continue to meet the educational needs of students.
“This is an excellent opportunity for the company and our employees to support a worthwhile cause,” said Myron Watkins, vice president, operations, Greyhound. “Greyhound has always been about moving forward and improving, and the donations made by our employees and the company will help a number of students achieve their educational goals.”
“We appreciate Greyhound’s generous support of UNCF’s college students” said Diane Stephenson, area development director of North Texas, UNCF. “Greyhound’s investment towards the advancement of education will provide returns that will have a resounding impact on the lives of students and the future economic well-being of our local communities. We salute Greyhound Lines, Inc. for helping today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.”
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with more than 10,500 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress and charters. For fare and schedule information or to buy tickets, call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.
UNCF—the United Negro College Fund—is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education assistance organization. Its mission is to increase minority degree attainment by providing financial support to its 39 member institutions, reducing financial barriers to college and serving as a national advocate for minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 18 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Learn more at www.UNCF.org.