...In The News
This section includes links to news articles featuring the Beaumont Foundation of America.
January 6, 2004 - Open House Set For PLUK (Parents Let's Unite for Kids) Lab
Billings Gazette, Billings, Wyoming
February 9, 2004 - Grant Brings New Computers to Jones Middle School
Laurel Leader, Call, Mississippi
February 10, 2004 - Seaford Middle School Explores New Technology
Sussex Post, Delaware
February 13, 2004 - Tri-City Teens Dig New Pasco Center
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, Washington
February 25, 2004 - Three Columbia Basin Boys & Girls Club Awarded Technology Grant
Columbia Basin Herald, Washington
March 1, 2004 - Youth Club Goes High-Tech… Tracy Boys & Girls Club Give Youth a Chance
Tri-Valley Herald, California
June 4, 2004 - Technology Comes to Hoover Students
Salem Statesman Journal, Oregon
June 13, 2004 - Warner Elementary School in Wilmington Gets Grant for Laptop Computers
The Delaware News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
June 15, 2004 - Grant, Donations Buy Computers for Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County
Greeley Tribune, Colorado
June 25, 2004 - Central Elementary School in Gulfport Received Grant
The Sun Herald, Mississippi
July 1, 2004 - Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley’s Youth Computer Lab Gets Big Upgrade
The News-Review, Oregon
June 29, 2004 - Wyden Appearance to Tout Computer Grants
The News-Review, Oregon
July 6, 2004 - Grant Helps Keep Talladega Youths Up-to-Date
Talladega Daily Home, Alabama
July 6, 2004 - The Salvation Army in Waco is Working to Open a Community Computer Lab
KWTX, CBS, Waco, Texas
July 18, 2004 - Church Group Keeps Fit
Selma Times-Journal, Alabama
February 3, 2003 - Kids 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 2003 - New Foundation to Join Digital Divide Efforts Across the Nation
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, 2003 - Faulty-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, 2003 - Some 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, 2003 - Foundation 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, 2003 - Grants to Provide Computers
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, 2003 - Group 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.
November 21, 2002 - Foundation's Gift of Computers Benefits Waco Educational Entities
Waco Tribune-Herald, Written By: Terri Jo Ryan, Staff Writer
Some of Waco's most disadvantaged students and their families will gain access to computers through the proceeds of a class-action suit's settlement. Some $300,000 in computer equipment purchased with a grant from the Texas-based Beaumont Foundation of America was awarded Wednesday to three public high schools, a charter school and a community center during a ceremony at A.J. Moore Academy.
June 13, 2002 - Foundation will Help Educate, Put Computers in the Hands of Poor
The Examiner, Written By: Jerry Jordan, Staff Writer
Key figures from government, education and technology sectors from across the nation were in Southeast Texas this past week to meet with directors and staff of The Beaumont Foundation of America over how to put computers in the hands of less fortunate children throughout the country.
February 28, 2002 - Beaumont-Based Charity Opens Its Doors
The Examiner, Written By: Erin Koenig, Staff Writer
With the opening of the Beaumont Foundation of America, disadvantaged school districts, charities and community organizations from around the nation will now be looking to Beaumont for help in bridging the Digital Divide — the trend in which affluent Americans are much more likely to have access to technology and its benefits.