MWV Provides a $75,000 Grant to Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Written by Amanda Cote

On October 26, 2012

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) is pleased to announce a grant of $75,000 to be given to Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) over a three-year period; in addition to a professional marketing intern who will assist CPN with internal and external communications and branding . Funds will be used to increase support to CPN’s work in education, healthcare, and community engagement.

“We truly believe in the organization’s mission and feel strongly that they have developed a winning model to positively impact the four schools and surrounding communities within the Charleston Promise Neighborhood,” said Becky Vaughan, MWV communications manager. This award comes at an optimum time for Charleston Promise Neighborhood as they look to expand programs like KidsWell school-based health clinics, increase Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) teacher incentives, create new opportunities to expose students to college through CQ (College Bound), support Teach for America, and expand their community engagement efforts.

“This grant will allow CPN to have a greater impact in enhancing the community’s existing
assets, so that our children will exceed and our high-potential schools will receive the support they need. MWV’s support is a tremendous testament to their belief in our programs, and their constant, unwavering commitment to the communities in which their employees live and work,” said Sherrie Snipes-Williams, CEO, Charleston Promise Neighborhood. “For children to do well, their families have to do well. And for families to do well, their community must do well.”