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AT&T REPORTS GRANTS PROGRAMS CONTRIBUTIONS

 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T's (NYSE: T) corporate grants programs contributed nearly $1 million to Bay Area nonprofit organizations this year, the company announced today.
 The company directs its philanthropic contributions to local organizations in four categories: arts and culture; education; health and social action and international/public policy.
 Ross Markwardt, AT&T public relations vice president, San Francisco, said the company is particularly proud of its support of education and programs for people living with AIDS.
 AT&T's $435,392 grants to education include $140,000 to San Francisco State University for the AT&T Teachers for Tomorrow program which prepares teachers to work in urban school environments. The company also provided computers valued at $90,000 to the Los Rios Community College district in Sacramento County, and two grants totaling $22,000 to the Marcus Foster Educational Institute in Oakland.
 Markwardt said AT&T continued its leadership role in 1992 by providing more than $147,000 in support for the growing number of people living with AIDS. He cited a $20,000 grant to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation to add a new case worker to coordinate services for African American women. The company also contributed to the Asian AIDS Project to produce language-correct, culturally sensitive materials for Asian women about AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. AT&T was an underwriter of "An Event in 3 Acts" fund-raiser for DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation for AIDS.
 Grants to Bay Area arts organizations include sponsorship of a major international exposition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and support for the Regional Arts Center at Walnut Creek. A grant to San Francisco Ballet will fund creation of a new ballet for presentation during the 1993 season.
 Public Policy and international organizations which were supported with grants included the World Affairs Council and the Asia Foundation.
 In addition to the Bay Area grants, several hundred AT&T employees took advantage of the AT&T Foundation's matching gift program, thus doubling their gifts to accredited colleges and universities and cultural institutions.
 Markwardt also noted that many AT&T employees volunteer their time to various community-based organizations. Some serve on governing boards while others raise money by participating in projects such as the AIDS Walk or the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Walk.
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