Posted by ncarter | 12/14/2010 12:28 PM

(Augusta, GA) -- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) announces three significant contributions of $50,000 each, over a three-year period, to Paine College, Augusta State Hull College of Business and the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project.

The announcement was made at Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s office with SRNS officials, North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones and representatives from each of the three recipient organizations.

“As government budgets continue to decline, great communities must form partnerships and relationships with corporate, non-profit, government and quasi-governmental organizations,” said Mayor Copenhaver.  “SRNS’ actions are a tangible example of wise philanthropic leadership that we hope will encourage other corporate citizens to become more involved,” Copenhaver said.

“I am extremely proud of the investments we are making in our local communities,” said Garry Flowers, SRNS President and CEO.  “These leadership gifts are a natural fit with our community giving philosophy, which focuses heavily on education and quality of life,” said Flowers.

As the area’s most successful historically black liberal arts college, Paine College is receiving funding to help generate student interest in careers such as science and mathematics that are critical to the success of the Savannah River Site (SRS) and local industries.

"Access is one of the greatest impediments for students, not just Paine College students, but for students at other institutions," said Dr. George C. Bradley, president of Paine College. "We greatly appreciate the contribution, which will assist us in creating global citizens.  Paine College looks forward to a long and prosperous relationship with with SRNS."

Augusta State University’s Hull College of Business will receive an endowment for the SRNS Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. The funds will be used as a foundation for a first-tier study abroad program to help students expand their global outlook and exposure to other cultures worldwide.

SRNS’ leadership gift will also help fund several combat transition initiatives of the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project, including family and marriage retreats, and the expansion of employment and training programs such as the first-in-the-nation Veterans Curation Project for Iraq and Afghanistan returnees.

The SRNS Community Giving Program donated $1 million to non-profit agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, universities and colleges in communities surrounding SRS in 2010. 

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, is a Fluor-Daniel Partnership comprised of Fluor, Northrop Grumman and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.

For more information contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or OR Teresa Hass, SRNS Public Affairs at (803) 952-9584.