Verizon Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant To American Players Theatre of Wisconsin

SPRING GREEN, Wis. - American Players Theatre of Wisconsin has won a $5,000 Verizon Foundation Community Technology Development grant.

John Caswell, Verizon local manager, presented the award to American Players Theatre Development Director Aleta Barmore. The grant will be used to purchase and upgrade computer equipment at APT.

"Verizon's core business is centered on communications, so we encourage nonprofit organizations to use technology to improve their efficiency," said Caswell. "With this funding, APT will use technology to improve interoffice communication, reduce travel time, streamline box office administration and free up precious staff time."

Verizon Foundation supports a variety of programs that focus on improving basic and computer literacy, bridging the digital divide, enriching communities through technology and creating a skilled work force. The foundation promotes partnerships in technology with organizations serving the needs of diverse communities, people with disabilities, and the economically and socially disadvantaged. The foundation also supports Verizon Volunteers, an incentive program that encourages Verizon employees to volunteer in their communities and provides matching gifts to nonprofit organizations. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon.com/foundation on the Internet.

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