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BV Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant for National Case Study

State Farm Insurance has partnered with the Black Voice Foundation and The Opportunity of a Lifetime 2011 national case study competition with a $5,000 grant to support diverse college students.  “With a commitment of developing our next generation of leaders, State Farm's support will assist the students build the career confidence to compete in these hard economic times,” states Cheryl Brown, Co-Founder and Emeritus Board Member. She continues: "We are honored to partner with State Farm to assist in the development of students that attend minority serving institutions.  This partnership will continue building career opportunities for young people in the Inland Empire."

“State Farm strongly believes that education is the foundation of building a better future.  Sponsoring this unique opportunity for today’s youth to actually work on current issues and provide solutions to organizations will be an invaluable experience that each one will be able to draw upon for years to come,” states Vice President of Agency, Leonard Kaigler.

This program is dedicated to working with students that attend minority-serving institutions locally and nationally, reaching out to campuses to assist students’ reach their career goals in these hard economic times.

Winners will be announced in late fall and the top 2 teams will be flown “all expenses paid” to Southern California to present their findings at the 7th Annual Black Voice Foundation annual gala, December 1 - 4. Finals will take place at California State University, San Bernardino.

State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S. and is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit State Farm® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

If you are interested in learning more about the case study competition, please visit the foundation website at http://bvfoundation.org/Diversity_Case_Program.html

The Black Voice Foundation www.bvfounation.org for Media, History, & the Arts 501(c)(3) was founded in 1988 with a mission to train and educate individuals in print media. With the digital revolution, the rapid growth of technology in the world of communications and media, and the need to impact lives through a diverse set of multi-media platforms. The Foundation has expanded its mission to include digital and electronic media and a burgeoning set of projects in the fields of education, professional development, media, history, and the arts. For more information on Opportunity of a Lifetime, contact: opp4life@bvfoundation.org or 937.684.8818.

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