United Way Honors GM with Top National Award

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United Way Honors GM with Top National Award

Company and GM Foundation recognized for efforts to help Metro Detroit schools
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 8:00pm

(3BL Media) Detroit, MI - May 3, 2012 - The United Way Worldwide on Thursday honored General Motors and the GM Foundation with its Summit Award for creating measurable, sustainable change in Metro Detroit and in communities across the nation.

The award specifically noted the GM Foundation’s five-year $27.1 million grant to United Way of Southeastern Michigan to create a “Network of Excellence” within seven Metro Detroit high schools designed to increase graduation rates from 50 percent to 80 percent over five years. In addition to the grant, GM employees contributed more than $6 million through the company’s United Way campaign.

“GM continues to demonstrate outstanding leadership toward addressing our nation’s education challenges, starting at home in Southeastern Michigan,” 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’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. 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.