Third consecutive year of support of organization`s efforts to protect gorillas and their habitats in Africa
CORNING, N.Y., October 3, 2013 - Corning Incorporated (GLW) announced today a $25,000 donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. Corning`s three consecutive years of official sponsorship have helped enable the Fossey Fund`s ongoing efforts to conserve and protect gorillas and their habitats in Africa.
"We`re proud to continue our support of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and its work to protect the tough, yet beautiful species for which our industry-leading cover glass is named," said Jim Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. "Corning saw from the beginning that the Fossey Fund`s commitment to research and data collection was a natural fit with Corning`s values. Therefore we have chosen to continue our support of the important work the Fossey Fund does to save this highly endangered species."
Founded in 1978, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is committed to conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. The organization`s rescue, rehabilitation, tracking, and anti-poaching patrol initiatives help ensure the survival of gorillas. The Fossey Fund also collaborates with other international organizations to promote research on gorillas and provide education about their relevance to the world in which we live.
"We are very grateful for Corning`s consistent commitment to our gorilla conservation work over the past three years, which has gone beyond financial support to educating their employees and the public," said Fossey Fund President and CEO Clare Richardson. "In addition, unrestricted grants such as Corning`s allow us to be proactive, building systems in the field that can respond when unanticipated needs arise, such as the attack on one of our anti-poaching camps last December that resulted in the tragic death of a patrol member."
Continuing a more than 160-year tradition of innovation in materials science and glass technology, Corning® Gorilla® Glass is the most widely deployed damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices. It helps protect the world`s coolest smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and digital signage from every-day wear and tear and is currently featured on more than 33 major brands, 1,000 product models, and 1.5 billion devices worldwide.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
About the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Established in 1978, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (www.gorillafund.org) is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. It is committed to promoting continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, the Fossey Fund also provides assistance to local communities through education, health, training and development initiatives.
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