DENVER, April 7, 2008 –Qwest today announced more than $10,000 in grants will be divided among three Colorado organizations through the Qwest Family Work & Development Fund (Fund). The Fund is a unique partnership of Qwest and the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The Fund supports family care programs that address the evolving needs of employees, their families and their communities.
The following Qwest Colorado employees and their nominated organizations were awarded grants through the Fund for 2008:

  • Gerard Smith – Imagine!, Lafayette – Expansion of Summer Camp for Children with Cognitive and Behavioral Disabilities
  • Linnie Ennis Krauland – Artmobile of Colorado, Grand Junction – Raising Awareness of Art in Rural and Underserved Communities Served by Qwest
  • Jeffrey Zettl – Fox Creek Elementary School, Highlands Ranch – Academic Enhancement Through Gross Motor Movement and Exercise

"Qwest’s Family Work & Development Fund is a great partnership with CWA and an extraordinary way for employees to engage in their communities," said Chuck Ward, Qwest president for Colorado. "The grants help connect employees with many very unique programs targeted towards Colorado families."
The primary objective of the Fund is to provide new or expanded initiatives in the areas of child, youth, disabled adult or elder-care services.

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