Indiana Sales of Hennessy Cognac to Raise Funds for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
NEW YORK, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessy, the number one cognac in the world, announced it will raise funds for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. From now through mid July, proceeds from every sale of Hennessy Cognac in Indiana will be donated to the Fund, which provides resources, opportunities and advocacy to 47 Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Hennessy sales at all Indiana retail and restaurant locations in the state will generate proceeds to benefit the campaign. Consumers can participate by purchasing Hennessy Cognac from now through mid July. "We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and its mission of preparing a new generation of leaders by sending young people to college," said Maurice Hennessy, Public Relations Ambassador for Hennessy and eighth generation descendent of the founder of the company. "Moet Hennessy believes strongly in giving back to communities and organizations that have a direct impact on future generations." Maurice Hennessy will present the proceeds from the campaign to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund during a V.I.P. Meet & Greet cocktail party prior to the Indiana Black Expo Gala on Friday, July 10. The Indiana Black Expo is devoted to the social and economic advancement for African-Americans. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund organization will also honor Dr. George Rawls of Indianapolis at this reception for his lifetime of contributions to the community. Dr. Rawls was the Assistant Dean and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and is currently Professor Emeritus. He is being honored for his passion about education and dedication to assisting African-American medical students in becoming physicians. Moet Hennessy has a rich heritage of supporting cultural groups throughout the U.S. In 1909, Moet Hennessy was one of the first corporate sponsors of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In addition, the company created the Hennessy Privilege Award in 2003 to recognize outstanding individuals who give back to their communities and it created an alliance with local chapters of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs across the U.S. Hennessy Cognac, the No. 1-selling cognac in the world, is imported and distributed in the U.S. by Moet Hennessy USA and is a subsidiary of LVMH (Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton). Hennessy distills, ages and blends a full range of marques, including Hennessy V.S, Hennessy V.S.O.P, Hennessy X.O, Hennessy Paradis and Richard Hennessy. Media Note - Photography and Interviews with Maurice Hennessy Available
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