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Lok Jack Business School receives United Way Award

For Release Upon Receipt - June 30, 2009

St. Augustine

For the fourth year running, The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the United Way T&T (UWTT) National Campaign. The Arthur Lok Jack GSB was awarded First Place for “Excellence in Community Service” at the 2008 United Way T&T Campaign Closing Ceremony held on June 4th, 2009 at the Courtyard by Marriott.

Established under the auspices of United Way International, UWTT is a non-profit organisation which raises charitable donations from companies and individuals. These funds are then channeled to the NGOs which deliver critical social services to citizens in need. Arthur Lok Jack GSB became a UWTT member organisation in 2005 when it joined the Payroll Deduction Programme. This unique fundraising method seeks the support of the national workforce by encouraging employees to commit a weekly/monthly contribution via voluntary payroll deduction towards a community fund.

The Business school has maintained its employee penetration rate of 95 per cent the highest amongst all participating companies. The contribution of the Lok Jack GSB staff was added to a community fund from which some 45 non-governmental organisations accessed $4.1million at the end of 2008. Among the NGOs benefiting from United Way funding are Moms for Literacy, the Adult Literacy Tutors Association, the Bridge of Hope, the Hope Centre, the Tobago Literacy Unit and Families in Action.

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