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IP Foundation awards grants to community groups

TICONDEROGA - International Paper's Ticonderoga mill recently awarded $44,070 in grants through the International Paper Company Foundation.

Non-profit organizations and schools received the IP grants for new or expanded programs in literacy education, environmental awareness, and employee volunteerism.

"These International Paper Company Foundation grants represent one way our Ticonderoga mill team can be a good neighbor," Mill Manager Kirk Carlson remarked. "Through financial grants and the volunteer efforts of our employees, we can help create a better quality of life in the surrounding communities in New York and Vermont."

The grant recipients are:

Putnam Parent Teacher Organization

Fort Ticonderoga Association

Center for Northern Woodlands Education Tannery Pond Community Center Association

Vermont Works for Women: Rosie's Girls in Rutland

Mountain Lake PBS

Ticonderoga Festival Guild

Exploring Nature Education Resource

Adirondack Museum

Crown Point Central School

Adirondack Council

St. Mary's School, Ticonderoga

Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

Foxcroft Farm Harvest Program, Inc.

Northern Lights School

The Lake George Association, Inc.

Greater Adirondack RC&D Council

Moriah Central School

Moriah Volunteer Fire Department

Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY

Port Henry Fire Department

Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of NY

Vermont Youth ConservationCorps

Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex/Franklin Counties

Ticonderoga Heritage Museum

Angel Connection, Inc.

Ticonderoga Middle School

Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon

Grant applications and guidelines are available to any non-profit organization by logging onto to the following website: www.ipgiving.com. For more information call Jane Kuhl at 585-5455.

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 opaque, technical grades and offset paper under the brand names of Accent Opaque, Williamsburg and Hammermill. The mill has 600 employees.

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