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The Copper Club Annual Dinner (Part 2)

July 1st, 2010

Expanding Educational Opportunities

Andy Kireta, Sr. is President and CEO of the Copper Development Association.  He also serves on The Copper Club Board of Directors.

I’m privileged to be a part of The Copper Club’s effort to assist students as they pursue careers relating to the copper industry.  Since the club began awarding scholarships to college students in 1994, we’ve awarded 73 grants totaling $1.4 million.

The awards dinner this year, held on June 2nd, marked the first time that The Copper Club has included high school students as grant recipients.  Three deserving students each received a grant of $1,000.  This new development allows us to extend needed funds to students from anywhere, including high schools in towns with mining sites where the kids might not otherwise have the opportunity to go to college or technical schools.  This year, we gave out16 scholarships totaling $114,000.

Not bad for a not-for-profit.

Those interested in more information about The Copper Club educational grants should call 212-217-9874 or direct an email to info@copperclub.org.  More information about The Copper Club can be found at http://www.copperclub.com.

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