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Verizon Wireless Donates $25,000 To Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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November 17, 2009

Howard Waterman
Howard.Waterman@VerizonWireless.com
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917-359-5505 (mobile)Juan Maya/Hispanic Scholarship Fund
JMaya@hsf.net
415-808-2389

NEW YORK, NY — (L- R) Jenny Ruiz, Columbia University sophomore and recipient of Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) support, joined HSF Regional Program Director Sylvia Pertzborn and Eduardo Urreta, of Verizon Wireless, at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 2818 Broadway last week to mark the culmination of an Hispanic Heritage Month partnership that netted $25,000 for the scholarship fund. HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. With a diverse workforce of 85,000, Verizon Wireless continues to support a variety of educational programs and to drive workplace diversity by establishing programs to encourage the hiring and advancement of individuals of diverse backgrounds.

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34 year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280M in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college. For the 2008-2009 academic year, 4,600 college bound Hispanic students were awarded scholarships worth $28M. HSF scholars are high achievers and they have or are attending close to 2,000 of the nation’s diverse and academically rigorous colleges and universities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information please visit www.hsf.net.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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