Concern Worldwide US Presents 'Seeds Of Hope' Award to HP's Carly Fiorina Thursday, November 6, 2003



Special Guest Peter Jennings



    NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Concern Worldwide US honors HP with its
 prestigious "Seeds Of Hope" humanitarian award, presented to HP Chairman and
 CEO Carly Fiorina at Concern's 7th Annual Award Dinner in New York City today.
     Long time leader in computer technology, HP is being recognized for its
 role as leader in corporate citizenship and its commitment to spearheading
 educational initiatives around the world.
     According to Concern Worldwide Chief Executive Tom Arnold, "It's important
 to recognize corporate leaders like Carly Fiorina who have demonstrated
 extraordinary leadership on issues of corporate and social responsibility. Ms.
 Fiorina puts her words into action, forming partnerships with the
 international humanitarian community."
     Under Fiorina's leadership, HP has taken philanthropy to new levels,
 creating learning programs in the US and abroad. In October 2003, HP announced
 a $10 million Technology for Teaching Grant targeting schools in the US from
 kindergarten through university level. This grant follows the $3.3 million in
 technology grants HP provided to 20 U.S. universities in May 2003.
     HP has also been working with international communities around the world
 to promote economic development through the relevant use of technology. One
 example is its joint initiative with UNESCO to provide high-end computer
 access to Eastern European universities.
     Another is its e-inclusion initiative to bridge the digital divide between
 technology-empowered and technology-excluded communities. In southern India an
 HP i-community is being built for a community of 320,000 people across five
 rural villages, with the goal of turning the region into a thriving,
 self-sustaining economic community where technology helps improve literacy,
 job creation, income, access to government, education and healthcare services.
 
     Head of the United Nations Development Program, Mark Malloch Brown,
 recipient of last year's "Seeds Of Hope" award, will present Fiorina with the
 Concern Worldwide US  2003 "Seeds Of Hope" Award.
     ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings will be the Special Guest at the "Seeds
 of Hope" Award Dinner.
     Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed
 to the relief, assistance, and advancement of people in need in the least
 developed countries in the world.  Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern
 Worldwide now has over 3,000 people working in 28 countries around the world.
     For further information or to help, please visit www.concernusa.org.
 
 

SOURCE Concern Worldwide US

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