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NEC Foundation of America Awards $20K Empowerment Grant to Local New Jersey Charity CUMAC for Security System

Providing safety and property protection at the charity's facility that serves over 40,000 individuals annually

Irving, TX – August 29, 2017 – NEC Foundation of America has awarded a $20,000 grant to Paterson, New Jersey-based charity CUMAC to help fund the purchase and installation of technology systems upgrades and safety and property protection improvements to their 28,000 square foot warehouse, where their resources are stored. CUMAC provides food, disaster relief, housing, job training and care to over 40,000 individuals annually - including children, the sick, elderly, disabled, homeless and hungry, victims of disasters and people in need of help during times of crises.

"Employees at NEC Financial Services, in Saddle Brook, N.J identified CUMAC as a very effective organization in the local community where they volunteer their time, nominated CUMAC for an Empowerment Grant from NEC Foundation of America," said Jeremy Strauss, Vice President, NEC Foundation of America. "We hope this grant will assist CUMAC in their continued support of those in need."

"The entire CUMAC team is honored to be the recipients of an Empowerment Grant from NEC Foundation of America," said Mark Dinglasan, Executive Director of CUMAC. "As we continue to make a difference in Paterson and Northern New Jersey, it is truly a game changer to have inspiring volunteers and supporters like the employees of NEC Financial Services that give so freely of their time, talent and treasure to our mission."

NEC Foundation of America's mission is to contribute at a community level to the creation of social value and help advance society and human potential through technology and innovative giving programs with a focus on: STEM education, health and human services, environmental stewardship, and community well being. Addressing the need at CUMAC was in line with NEC Foundation's goals for community contribution.

"CUMAC is extremely grateful to our friends at NEC for their extraordinary generosity. Their support will help to ensure that our programs are able to provide for those who need us most now and in the years to come. Thank you, NEC, for your partnership in our mission to feed people and change lives!" said Stephanie Ames, Development Director.

About CUMAC
CUMAC is a 501c3 non-profit organization with multiple programs dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in Paterson, Passaic County and beyond. CUMAC's programs include a food pantry that serves over 3,000 individuals every month, a food depot that handles nearly 2 million pounds of food for a network of over 50 agencies, a disaster relief program, a thrift shop that provides high quality, low cost items to the community, the Pathways to Work program that offers job training to those seeking gainful employment, Place of Promise which provides a permanent supportive housing program for the chronically homeless, and the Community Food Coalition, a collection of pantries working together to stop hunger in New Jersey. To learn more about CUMAC or to get involved visit www.cumac.org.

About NEC Foundation of America
NEC Foundation of America was established in 1991 and endowed at $10 million by NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America (NEC) a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. Income generated by the endowment is donated to nonprofit organizations in the United States in support of programs that contribute to the creation of social value and help advance human potential through technology and innovative giving programs with a focus on STEM education, health and human services, environmental stewardship, and community wellbeing. NEC Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests. For inquiries foundation@necfoundation.org.

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