Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Microsoft Expands Support of UNCF

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Microsoft Expands Support of UNCF

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NEW ORLEANS

Microsoft Corp., chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates has announced that his company is expanding its support of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Inc., with a $25 million software grant. Gates made the announcement last month at Xavier University, a UNCF school in New Orleans.

In addition to the software for UNCF, Gates announced that Microsoft was donating 150 Dell computers fully loaded with software to the TRIO Upward Bound program at Xavier University and five New Orleans public schools.

"At Microsoft, we believe that technology can help everyone realize their full potential," Gates said. "It's our hope that today's donations will enable the UNCF to expand educational opportunities for students in New Orleans and nationwide today and for a lifetime."

The recently announced donation by Microsoft represents a continuation of the company's support of UNCF and Xavier University. Since 1988, Microsoft has given more than $100 million in cash and software to benefit faculty, administrators and students at UNCF colleges and universities. …

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