Lockheed Martin Donates $123,000 in Computer Equipment to Colorado Springs Schools
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO., 05/05/2004 -- Lockheed Martin today announced a donation of more than $123,000 worth of computer equipment to Falcon School District 49, solidifying its ongoing support of the Colorado Springs community. We strongly believe in giving back to our communities, said Karin Bassignani, an engineering manager with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions. By donating these computers, we make a long term investment in our future leaders, while helping uplift the morale and welfare of our community.
The generosity of Lockheed Martin and its ongoing support of our community is admirable, said Alfred Green, Technology Coordinator for Falcon School District 49. The cooperation between industry and schools reflects the positive educational environment we have in El Paso County. Lockheed Martin has always been a good neighbor and this is just another example of their commitment to education. Green stated that the donated equipment would be distributed throughout the 12 schools in the Falcon School District.
Lockheed Martin's philanthropic program strives to improve the quality of life in communities where employees live and work. The company has a tradition of involvement that includes philanthropy, leadership and volunteer support of educational, civic and cultural initiatives throughout Colorado. Providing surplus computer equipment to deserving non-profit organizations is done periodically.
Lockheed Martin has been a dedicated community partner to the state of Colorado for more than 40 years. In Colorado, Lockheed Martin employs approximately 9,000 people. In Colorado Springs alone, Lockheed Martin employs more than 1,400 employees who work on major defense contracts and programs affecting air warfare command and control, space surveillance and battle management, satellite communications, and missile defense.