LANL Employees Pledge $2.17 Million In 2015 Giving Campaign

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  • More than 250 nonprofits, social service providers will benefit

The work of more than 250 community and social service organizations will benefit from the more than $2.17 million pledged by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees to United Way and other nonprofits during the Laboratory’s 2015 Employee Giving Campaign.

“We are proud to help the many community focused non-profit organizations working hard to improve the lives of so many people in Northern New Mexico,” said Alan Bishop, Los Alamos’ principal associate director for Science, Technology and Engineering and this year’s campaign champion. “The list of organizations receiving support from the Lab’s giving campaign runs the gamut from after-school services to elder care, and from job training to providing safe havens to victims of domestic violence.”

Laboratory employees have the option to designate their pledge to eligible nonprofit organizations locally, regionally and nationally.

The amount pledged is a record for a giving campaign by Los Alamos employees. 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 nearly $3.2 million.

Originally called “Community Chest,” the Laboratory has annually conducted a giving campaign since 1954.