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Lawrence Livermore National Security announces recipients of the 2023 Community Gift Program

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2023 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $220,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications totaling more than $978,000 in requests. Forty-six applications were…

Lawrence Livermore 2023 charity campaign raises $4.1 million for non-profit organizations

Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $4.1 million to non-profit organizations via the annual employee charitable giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is the first time in the HOME Campaign’s history that contributions surpassed the $4 million threshold. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.8 million…

Lawrence Livermore National Security announces recipients of annual Community Gift Program

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2020 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $150,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications totaling more than $260,000 in requests. Thirty applications were selected…

Applications open for LLNS annual gift program

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program. Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and…

Ruth Hawley finds fertile ground to help others

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling. Ruth Hawley began to volunteer for Fertile Groundworks "because growing organic food to feed hungry people in our local community is meaningful." Fertile Groundworks was founded in 2010 to plant…

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, is seeking applications for the 2014 Community Gift Program

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is seeking applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2014 to benefit local and surrounding area nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 8. LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security…

Lawrence Livermore charitable campaign raises $3.3 million for local organizations

LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS ), have raised $3.3 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities. Laboratory employees pledged $2.3 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) -- an annual charitable drive that benefits community…

Employee selected as Face of Stroke ambassador

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling. Most people are all too familiar with cancer, heart attacks and stroke. However, not all are aware of the condition atrial fibrillation (Afib) and the role it plays in increasing your risk for a…

Giving animals in need a HOME

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. The annual HOME campaign doesn't just provide assistance to local non…

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2013

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2013 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received 72 applications totaling more than $668,775 in requests. Twenty-four applications…

Deadline approaches for Lawrence Livermore National Security's Community Gift Program

The deadline for submitting applications to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS)'s annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area nonprofit organizations is quickly approaching.LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.Applications are due Aug. 29, 2013. Due…

LLNL and LLNS raise more than $3.5 million for local communities

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised more than $3.5 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.5 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) -- an annual charitable drive that…

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2012

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2012 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to the local communities.LLNS received 66 applications totaling more than $636,000 in requests. Twenty-six applications…

LLNS announces $100,000 community gift program for 2012

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is kicking off its annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area non-profit organizations for 2012.The program provides up to $100,000 in funding to support organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) education, community-service and philanthropic needs in communities having…

Ph.D.s get comic book relief

Jorge Cham spent four years at Stanford studying for his doctorate degree in mechanical engineering. He then became a full-time instructor and researcher at Caltech where he built a swift six-legged robot that resembles a cockroach. But these accomplishments are not what gave Cham his celebrity status among graduate students -- it's his "day-in-the-life of a Ph.D."…

LLNL and LLNS raise more than $3.6 million for local communities

LIVERMORE, Ca. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised more than $3.6 million to give to surrounding communities. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.6 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) -- an annual charitable drive that benefits community/nonprofit…

Court appeals to youth seeking second chance

For the past four years, Ann-Marie Bucaria Dake, the program manager of the Laboratory's Institutional Review Board, has spent some 4-5 hours a month in a courtroom. And she has enjoyed every minute of her time there. That's because Dake has been a volunteer at the Tri-Valley Youth Court (TVYC) in Pleasanton, where she works with teens under 18 years who have been cited…

Diabetic alert dogs make good scents

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of stories about Lab employees who volunteer with HOME Campaign agencies. Dogs may be man's best friend, but they also can be a diabetic's watchful guardian. This is what the staff of the Lab's Health Services Department recently learned when Hilary Anne Freeman, a diabetic education nurse who also is the sister-in-law of Health…

Sounds like 'HOME'

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of stories about Lab employees who volunteer with HOME Campaign agencies. By day, Joe Zaug, a Lab physical chemist, conducts sound wave measurements to improve the predictive accuracy of the thermochemical codes. By evening, Zaug can be found volunteering to spread the sounds created by the Cantabella Children's Chorus whose voices…

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2011

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) the contract manager the Laboratory, has announced the recipients for the 2011 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to the local communities. LLNS received 59 applications totaling more than $600,000 in requests. Twenty-two applications, totaling $100,000, were selected for…