The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, Launches 2nd Annual Holiday Campaign

November 8, 2011

The Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, today kicks off its 2nd annual holiday campaign to help increase educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and teens in our community. Every donation will be matched at fifty cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation and 100% of the money raised, plus the match, will be granted out. The Post and the Foundation cover all administrative expenses.

“Through The Washington Post Charities, we can harness the power of our community to significantly help children in this area get the education they deserve,” said Katharine Weymouth, publisher, The Washington Post. “When you add the McCormick Foundation’s generous match, we are able to make an even greater impact.”

In June of this year, $90,000 in grants was awarded through The Washington Post Charities. Recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area ($25,000), Capital Partners for Education ($30,000), Everybody Wins! DC ($25,000), and The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. ($10,000).

The Washington Post Charities, in partnership with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, launched in 2009 and is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities available for at-risk youth and teens in the Greater Washington Region. The McCormick Foundation matches all gifts at 50 cents on the dollar, increasing the impact of charitable donations. The Washington Post and the Foundation pay all campaign and administrative expenses. One hundred percent of all gifts, plus the match, benefit underserved children.

To learn more about The Washington Post Charities or to make a donation to the Holiday Campaign, please visit: www.washingtonpostcharities.com.

About The Washington Post

The Washington Post, a multiplatform news source covering the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, supports D.C.-area organizations and programs that promote achievement in the arts and education and that strive to make a difference. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company.

About the McCormick Foundation

The Communities Program of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation partners with media outlets and sports teams across the United States to raise money and provide matching funds to increase the impact of charitable giving. Through the partnership, grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations with focused programs in youth education, literacy and sports; health & wellness; hunger; housing; workforce development; and child abuse prevention. To learn more about the McCormick Foundation, please visit www.mccormickfoundation.org.

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