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October 24, 2018 2:54pm

Greater Louisville Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation

(Louisville, KY) – The Greater Louisville Foundation received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The grant will be used towards the GLI Workforce Inclusion & Education program to improve the workforce inclusion and education pipeline for underserved individuals in the Greater Louisville region.

Dollars will be allocated towards workforce research, travel expenses, and program materials to support business engagement in the Academies of Louisville at JCPS.

“We are grateful to The UPS Foundation for investing in our efforts to improve college and career-readiness in our region,” Deana Epperly Karem, Vice President for Regional Economic Growth for GLI, said. “We will use this grant to further efforts to create the workforce of the future and ensure economic viability for people from all walks of life.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identified specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety, and the environment.

In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 Million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news directly, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Greater Louisville Foundation’s efforts to get more students ready for the workforce and careers of the future,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

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About Greater Louisville Foundation Inc.

The Greater Louisville Foundation Inc, a 501(c)3, was formed in 1987 to identify, mobilize and fund programs to address Louisville’s greatest challenges regarding business growth, and increased economic prosperity for all citizens in the Greater Louisville region.  The Greater Louisville Foundation supports the key community initiatives as identified through Greater Louisville Inc.’s strategic planning process.


About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.