LIVERMORE - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised more than $2.7 million to give to their surrounding communities.
Laboratory employees pledged more than $1.7 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) - an annual charitable drive that benefits community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Greater Bay Area. In addition, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which manages the Lab, announced it would donate $1 million in matching funds.
The total contribution, $2,697,919, represents the largest amount ever raised in more than 30 years of conducting the HOME Campaign.
"I am honored by the generosity and commitment of our employees," said George Miller, LLNS president and director of the Laboratory. "The local agencies benefit greatly from our HOME contributions. We are pleased to be able to make a difference in the community."
Since 1997, the HOME Campaign has raised more than $1 million annually through LLNL employee donations that go directly to agencies selected by employees. Last year, the LLNS Board of Governors announced LLNS would match the first $1 million raised by Laboratory employees. The match was offered again this year.
The funds for the match come from the fee LLNS receives to manage the Laboratory, not the Department of Energy funds for the laboratory's operations.
LLNS is a limited liability company that includes Bechtel National, Inc., the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, the Washington Division of URS Corporation, and Battelle.
The HOME Campaign is one of the Tri Valley's most generous annual charity drives, and is a major community support activity for the Laboratory. Through the campaign, Lab employees donate money via payroll deduction or onetime donations to benefit more than 400 local agencies of their choice, including umbrella agencies such as the United Way and Tri Valley Community fund.
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.