Press Release - Office of College Advancement
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Office of College Advancement
For Immediate Release:
Ohlone College Receives $5000 Grant from Toyota
Fremont, CA—Ohlone College today received special recognition from Toyota for “the difference they have made in addressing some of the most pressing needs of the Bay Area, despite the challenging economic times.” At a lunchtime event Toyota awarded grants to several local nonprofit organizations for their work in the community. Ohlone received a $5000 grant to be used for scholarships, especially to assist former NUMMI employees with education expenses.
Ohlone College has had a long partnership with NUMMI that has included providing corporate training programs to NUMMI employees while on the job, career workshops, and job retraining courses to assist former NUMMI workers into new job fields. In addition, NUMMI has given generously to the College in the past including a $100,000 donation when the Smith Center for the Performing Arts was opened, $25,000 to name a room when the Newark Center was opened, a number of service vehicles for the Ohlone fleet and additional equipment.
Dr. Gari Browning, president of Ohlone College, was at the luncheon to receive the recognition. “Ohlone is grateful for Toyota’s continued support in the form of a scholarship for former NUMMI employees. It has been and continues to be a great partnership.”