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IP Foundation awards grants to community groups

TICONDEROGA International Papers Ticonderoga mill has awarded approximately $50,000 in grants through the International Paper Company Foundation. Service organizations received the IP grants for new or expanded programs in education, environmental awareness, community and arts. Mill Manager Chris Mallon commented, We are pleased to have awarded $50,000 in International Paper Foundation grants in 2007. We congratulate the organizations that have received these grants and want to express our sincere appreciation for the work that they do. Through financial awards and the hundreds of hours our own employees give in volunteer service, we are pleased to have the opportunity to help make our communities better. We look forward to continuing to support the worthwhile efforts of service, educational and nonprofit organizations in this area. Local groups receiving grants include:
Ticonderoga Volunteer Fire Company, Ticonderoga Central School District Middle School Mentoring Program, Angel Connection, Crown Point Central School, Foundation for Excellent Schools, Moriah Volunteer Fire Department, Ticonderoga Elementary/Middle School PTO, St. Marys School Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Central School High School Library, Hammond Library in Crown Point, Ticonderoga Central School Middle School Library Ticonderoga Central School District Planetarium, Putnam Central School District, Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Moriah Central School District Summer Success Program, Lake George Association, Putnam Central School PTO, Ticonderoga Police Department, Port Henry Fire Department, Fort Ticonderoga Association, Putnam Volunteer Fire Department, Crown Point Youth Commission, Eagle Lake Property Owners, Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex/Franklin Counties and Moriah Central School District. Grant applications and guidelines are available to any non-profit organization by calling Jane Kuhl at 585-5455 or on the web at www.internationalpaper.com. The International Paper Company Foundation was founded in 1953 as a philanthropic grant-making organization. The foundation provides financial support to various community, cultural and environmental programs with a focus on education, in communities where company employees live and work. The Ticonderoga mill produces 800 tons a day of high quality opaque, technical grades and offset paper under the brand names of Accent Opaque, Williamsburg and Hammermill. The mill, located in the Adirondack Park on the shore of Lake Champlain, draws fiber from forests that have been managed responsibly for more than a century and adheres to the principles of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFIsm), ensuring the continual planting, growing and harvesting of trees while protecting wildlife, plants, soil, air and water quality. The 600 employees at the Ticonderoga mill take pride in producing quality paper for printers, publishers, business and home office use. Headquartered in the United States, International Paper has been a leader in the forest products industry for more than 100 years. To learn more, visit www.internationalpaper.com .

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