AT&T To Partner With PNC For Inaugural 2013 North Carolina Heritage Calendar Gala Oct. 24

PNC To Present $10,000 Grant To Local Nonprofit Education Organization At Event Celebrating North Carolina’s African-American Heritage
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Oct. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- RALEIGH, N.C. – AT&T North Carolina has announced that it will partner with PNC at its upcoming gala on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E. South St., to present an education grant for $10,000 to an organization that actively works to improve education in the state. The recipient will be announced by PNC at the gala, which will launch AT&T’s 2013 North Carolina Heritage Calendar and will honor several men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African-Americans in North Carolina.

PNC became attracted to the Heritage Calendar project after learning about AT&T’s partnership with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI), which developed lesson plans and other interactive materials based on the historical contributions of each honoree. The AT&T Heritage Calendar combines the ideas of diversity and education, two areas directly aligning with PNC’s signature philanthropic efforts and corporate values.

The local organization that will receive the PNC grant also has similar objectives, working to give every child a fair chance at proper education.


“AT&T and the Department of Public Instruction share in our commitment to diversity and inclusion” said Paula Fryland, regional president for PNC, Eastern Carolinas Region. “The recipient of our $10,000 grant will use these resources to continue to improve the education and lives of children throughout the state of North Carolina.”

“We are very pleased to be collaborating with PNC for our inaugural Heritage Calendar gala,” said Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina. “The company’s beliefs reflect our own regarding ensuring multicultural diversity and community impact. and we are overjoyed PNC has chosen to become involved by making a very generous donation to a local, education-based organization at the event.”


-To reserve tickets, at no cost, for the inaugural gala, email or call (919) 835-1546. Tickets provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

-To learn more about the AT&T 2013 Heritage Calendar, visit


The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group , actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.  


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