Indiana Sales of Hennessy Cognac to Raise Funds for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Jun 20, 2008, 01:00 ET from Hennessy

    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
     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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