Employees pledge record $2.8 million during 2012 employee giving campaign
- Steve Sandoval
- Communications Office
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LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, December 13, 2011—Los Alamos National Laboratory employees have again demonstrated concern for their communities and those in need by pledging a record $1.81 million to United Way and other eligible nonprofit programs. Los Alamos National Security, LLC, which manages and operates the Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, plans to prorate its $1 million match among the selected nonprofit organizations, bringing the total donation to $2.81 million.
“Our Los Alamos employees can take pride in this accomplishment,” said Carolyn Zerkle, LANL’s associate director for Information Technology and this year’s campaign champion. “The LANL team raised $1.81 million, which surpassed last year’s total of $1.5 million by more than 20 percent.”
“Laboratory employees have once again shown through their generosity that their community is important to them and that they are eager to help those around them,” said Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus. Community Programs manages the Laboratory’s workplace giving programs.
Laboratory employee contributions will fund a wide range of programs offered by eligible nonprofit organizations.
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.