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North Carolina Businesses Support 2009 Education Ball


Raleigh, NC, June 25, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Linda Harrill, president and CEO of Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) (www.cisnc.org), a nonprofit that helps youths stay in school, has announced the 2009 North Carolina Education Ball sponsors. CISNC will host the event on Friday, June 26 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the RBC Center, located at 1400 Edwards Mill Road.

This year’s sponsors include:

Presenting Sponsor:
AT&T

Celebrate Leaders Sponsor:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Graeme M. Keith Student Leadership Award:
WalMart

H. Glenn Williams Power of One Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline

Invest in Success Sponsor:
RBC Bank

Media Sponsor:
ABC 11 TV

Platinum Sponsors:
Duke Energy
MMI Public Relations

Gold Sponsors:
BB&T
Cisco
Clean Design
SAS Institute

Silver Sponsors:
General Parts / CARQUEST
IBM
The McConnell Foundation
Progress Enegry
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Univision
WakeMed

Bronze Sponsors:
Applebee’s
Bald Head Island Limited and The Island Agency
Cape Fear Valley Health System
Drs. June Atkinson and William Gurley
N.C. Business Committee for Education
N.C. Medical Society
North Bend Web Services
The Keith Corporation
Lenovo
Paragon Bank / TriSure
Rex Healthcare
St. Augustine’s College
UNC Office of the President

The seventh annual Education Ball will include a progressive dinner, a silent auction, a dance contest featuring six North Carolina leaders, dessert, champagne, music and dancing for all attendees. For more information, visit www.ncedball.org.

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), an independently incorporated nonprofit, was established in 1989 as a part of the national Communities In Schools network. The organization is the nation’s largest community-based dropout prevention program with nearly 200 communities serving 1.2 million youth in the United States. For more information about CISNC, call (800) 849-8881 or visit their Web site at www.cisnc.org.

“We are pleased to have many prestigious and generous companies support our event,” said Harrill. “We thank all of our sponsors for their support and dedication to make CISNC and the 2009 North Carolina Education Ball a success.”

About Communities In Schools Of North Carolina:
Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), an independently incorporated nonprofit, was established in 1989 as a part of the national Communities In Schools network. The organization is the nation's largest community-based dropout prevention program with nearly 200 communities serving 1.2 million youth in the United States. CISNC is overseen by a board of directors that represents both public and private interests for the state. The 39 local CIS affiliates across North Carolina connect existing county-wide resources with students and their families at schools to ensure that youth continue to stay in school, learn necessary skills and are well-prepared to begin working or attend a post-secondary school after graduation. CISNC provides both regional and on-site training and technical assistance, serves as an information center for local communities concerned about young people at risk of school failure, and builds partnerships with state agencies and organizations to benefit youth across the state. For more information, call (800) 849-8881 or visit their Web site at www.cisnc.org.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com

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