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SPIE's Good Corporate Citizens Committee donates to local aid organizations

19 March 2009

BELLINGHAM, Wash., USA -- The Good Corporate Citizens Committee (GCCC) of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, has announced recent donations to local organizations.

Whatcom County agencies which each received a portion of the total $5,025 donated included:

  • Whatcom Literacy Council
  • Interfaith Coalition
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Whatcom Hospice
  • Light House Mission
  • Brigid Collins Family Support Center.

SPIE is the International Optics and Photonics Society founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2008, the Society provided $1.9 million for scholarships, grants, and other activities supporting research and education around the world. For more information, visit SPIE.org.

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