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$20,000 Perdue Foundation grant helps Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club in Delaware expand education and technology capabilities


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Representatives from Perdue’s operation in Milford, Del., present a $20,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club. From left to right in back row are Xitlali Roman, Delaware Youth of the Year, Tod Van Eyken, executive director, Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, Perdue associate David McClellan, George Krupanski, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and Perdue associates Anjjanie Brijmohan, Dean Walston and Derrick Mangum.
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, January 21, 2016) – Representatives from Perdue Farms presented the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club with a $20,000 donation from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation today in support of their Great Futures Capital Campaign.  The award specifically supports improvements and expansion of the Club’s Education & Technology Center.  The Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

“The desire of the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club to enhance their technological capabilities is timely and much needed. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is happy to be able to help them bring their technology up to date so that the children they work with are learning from today’s equipment and software,” said Dean Walston, director of Perdue operations in Milford.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware provides quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) programming to its Club members.  “S.T.E.M. learning opportunities enhance our members’ knowledge and skills in these key areas,” said George Krupanski, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.  “With the funding provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, we are able to increase our kids educational, career, and professional opportunities in these fields.”  

The Greater Milford Club serves more than 400 youth in an impressive five-year-old, 39,000-square-foot facility. It includes game rooms, fine arts and crafts room, swimming pool, gymnasium, child-care rooms and the learning and tech center.  “Not all families, or even schools for that matter, have the ability to offer kids access to basic computer literacy skills necessary in today’s technologically advanced world. This grant affords our Club to provide that to our kids,” said Greater Milford Executive Director Tod Van Eyken.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.   The Clubs provide vital youth development services for more than 30,000 children ages six through 20. The 44 sites are located where such programs are limited or nonexistent.  With additional resources, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware could expand into additional un-served areas to serve even more youth in need.  Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware www.bgclubs.org or follow us on social media www.facebook.com/BGClubsDE www.twitter.com/BGClubsDE 

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms at www.perduefarms.com.
 
About The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.  At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™

 

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