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10/21/2003
Guilford & Forsyth County Schools $100,000 Richer Thanks to Harris Teeter!
Harris Teeter's "Morning After" Golf Tournament following the Chrysler Classic at Greensboro, raises money to help sc
Media Contact: Tara Stewart
Phone: 704-844-3904

Greensboro, NC – Monday was a good day for local schools. Harris Teeter with support from their vendors and suppliers raised $100,000 for Forsyth and Guilford County schools. Dr. Donald L. Martin, Jr., Superintendent for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools was on hand to accept a $50,000 check. And Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Delores Fogg accepted $50,000 on behalf of the students and teachers in Guilford County.

Harris Teeter is committed to education as a business and as neighbors who work and live in the communities we serve. "We know the $100,000 donation will help both Forsyth and Guilford counties purchase supplies such as books or computers, make building improvements, or provide incentive programs to help the children of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point succeed in school," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.

"We are very fortunate to have over 800 school and business partnerships in Forsyth County. As a district-wide partner, Harris Teeter has made a significant contribution to our successful "Touched by Technology" campaign that will allow us to meet our technology goals for the future," notes Dr. Donald L. Martin, Jr., Superintendent, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

"Our partnership with Harris Teeter is a key part of our programs to reward our most important employees - our teachers," notes Dr. Delores Fogg, Chief Academic Officer for Guilford County. "It is through the Together in Education Program (TIE) that Harris Teeter positively impacts student achievement," she adds.

Last year schools earned over $1.2 million for their students. Since 1998, schools have earned over $4 million dollars from TIE. It might just surprise you where the money goes. Many schools use TIE money to accomplish some very basic needs like air conditioning, equipping bathrooms for handicap use, buying books, and one school even bought a school bus!

Our children are richer in more ways than one from the money donated here today. "Harris Teeter's Together in Education program has also provided thousands of dollars to individual schools to help provide support beyond the basics. Without a doubt, Harris Teeter recognizes that our nation's future will depend on the quality of education we provide our children today," adds Martin.