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UBF Names Pepco 'Corporate Sponsor of the Year'

6/11/2012, 4:03 p.m.

Utility Honored at Annual UBF Luncheon for Helping Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United Black Fund (UBF) has awarded Pepco the Corporate Sponsor of the Year Award. UBF oversees several programs in the Washington Metro Area including its Back to School Campaign, and I Love Life and Want to Live Campaign initiated in 1994 to save young people from drugs and gun violence.

UBF President Barry LeNoir honored Pepco for its extraordinary effort in assisting seniors and persons of limited resources through UBF's Empowerment Campaign. In 2011, Pepco provided $25,000 to the United Black Fund in support of some 350 seniors in the Temple Court, Sursum Corda, and Golden Rule housing complexes located in the heart of the nation's capital. The seniors received assistance and education on emergency preparedness.

"Pepco is a strong supporter of the United Black Fund and their work that is greatly needed in the community," said Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility.

Pepco has partnered with the United Black Fund for more than two decades.

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