GM Recognized by United Way for Education Efforts

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GM Recognized by United Way for Education Efforts

Company and GM Foundation recognized with Summit Award
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The United Way Worldwide on Thursday honored General Motors with its Summit Award for making a difference in Metro Detroit and communities across the United States, particularly in the area of education.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 5:15pm

CAMPAIGN: GM Social Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

DETROIT, April 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The United Way Worldwide on Thursday honored General Motors with its Summit Award for making a difference in Metro Detroit and communities across the United States, particularly in the area of education.

The philanthropy award recognized GM employees’ contributions of more than $5.8 million through the United Way campaign, as well as the GM Foundation’s transformative $27.1 million grant to United Way of Southeastern Michigan to create a “Network of Excellence” within seven Metro Detroit high schools. Its goal is to increase graduation rates from 50 percent to 80 percent over five years. Attendance rates at all seven schools improved last year -- an early indicator for improved graduation rates.

Also noted was the nearly 1,200 hours the company’s teamGM Cares volunteers served within the Network of Excellence schools in 2012.

“General Motors and the GM Foundation have made a tremendous commitment to education and ensuring that all people are given the tools they need to be successful in life” said Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide president and CEO.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

About General Motors Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, Environment and Energy and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates.  Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM.  The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | GM Foundation | General Motors | Network of Excellence | United Way of Southeastern Michigan | csr | summit award | teamGM Cares

CAMPAIGN: GM Social Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

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