February 3, 2003Kids Talk About Loss of Columbia
Hampton Roads Daily Press, Hampton Roads, Virginia
Gov. Mark R. Warner visited Clark Springs on Monday to announce that it and other schools across the state would be receiving $1.5 million in computers from the Beaumont Foundation of America, which provides wireless, Internet-enabled computers and software to American schools and communities. Warner took the opportunity to tell students that the loss of the space shuttle “was very sad.”

February 3, 2003$1.5 Million To Bridge Digital Divide
Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia
Gov. Mark R. Warner appeared today at Clark Springs Elementary School in Richmond to announce a $1.5 million grant aimed at bridging the “digital divide” between rich and poor.

January 2003New Foundation to Join Digital Divide Efforts Across the Nation
New Republic
Written By: Frank Newton
Dedicated to the principle of digital equity, the Beaumont Foundation of America has joined the ongoing efforts of government agencies, schools, nonprofit communities, businesses and the philanthropic sector to provide universal access for all. The Foundation’s goal is to provide access to information for everyone, everywhere, anytime by granting free computers to underserved schools, community organizations and individuals.

January 29, 2003Faulty-disk Settlement Gets Computers to Needy
Washington Times, Washington, DC, Written By: Jennifer Harper
Needy Americans will have access to plenty of computers in the next few years, courtesy of some faulty floppy-disk drives and a trio of canny Texas lawyers.

January 21, 2003Some CCISD Elementary Schools Get Free Computers And Software
KRIS TV, Corpus Christi, Texas, Written By: Sylvia Martinez
$400,000 worth of free computer equipment and software is being made available to underprivileged students around the country, including nearly a dozen CCISD schools.

January 15, 2003Foundation Seeks Grants for Computers
Picayune Item, Mississippi
The Beaumont Foundation of America, headquartered in Jefferson County, Texas, today kicked off its effort to provide free computer technology to underserved communities in Mississippi.

January 8, 2003$2 Million Worth Of Computers Coming To State
Alexander City Outlook, Written By: Stephanie Rebman
Over the next year, the Beaumont Foundation of America will be allocating $1,987,200 worth of Toshiba computers to Alabama’s schools, community organizations and individuals.

January 8, 2003Grants to Provide Computers
Montgomery Advertiser
A private foundation, funded by a lawsuit settlement with Toshiba Corp., has announced plans to award computers to schools, community groups and individuals in Alabama.

January 7, 2003Group to Donate Supplies in Mississippi
Jackson Clarion Ledger, Written By: Julie Goodman
A $350 million Texas foundation is donating $1.1 million worth of hardware — from laptop computers to overhead projectors — to poor communities in Mississippi this year. The Beaumont Foundation of America is giving the equipment to eligible schools, community organizations and individuals as part of a nationwide giveaway over the next four years.