Los Alamos National Laboratory again top contributor to United Way of Santa Fe County
- Steve Sandoval
- Communications Office
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Lab, LANS to receive Top Workplace Contributor Award
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, July 1, 2010—Employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory for the ninth consecutive year are the largest contributors to the United Way of Santa Fe County’s annual giving campaign.
Laboratory employees and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS, the company that manages the Lab for the National Nuclear Security Administration) donated $113,000 to the United Way of Santa Fe County’s 2009-2010 giving campaign.
The Laboratory, LANS, and Lab’s Community Programs Office will receive the 2010 Top Workplace Contributor Award. Deputy Laboratory Director Ike Richardson will accept the award on behalf of the Laboratory, and LANS Executive Staff Director Jerry Ethridge will accept the award on behalf of LANS on July 8 in Los Alamos. In addition, Debbi Wersonick of the Laboratory’s Community Programs Office is receiving a Community Ambassador plaque from UWSFC. Wersonick coordinates community-giving programs for the Laboratory.
Los Alamos employees raised more than $2 million in pledges and donations in its most recent United Way giving campaign, which supported United Way of Santa Fe County and United Way of Northern New Mexico. The figure includes a dollar-for-dollar match from LANS.
“Our Lab employees can take pride in this accomplishment,” said Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus. “Once again, the people of Los Alamos National Laboratory have shown through their generosity that their community is important to them and that they are eager to help those around them.”
The Laboratory's 2011 employee giving campaign is scheduled to begin September 13.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.