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NABEF to Honor Lowe's with Corporate Leadership Award

The award recognizes the company’s long-standing contributions to disaster relief, public education and community improvement

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) will present the Corporate Leadership Award to Lowe's Companies, Inc. during the 15th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards, held Monday, June 3, at the Washington Convention Center. The award recognizes non-broadcast businesses that exemplify an extraordinary focus on community service and corporate social responsibility.

"Lowe's disaster relief efforts, community improvement initiatives and education grant and scholarship programs have assisted countless Americans," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "The NAB Education Foundation is pleased to award the Corporate Leadership Award to Lowe's for consistently demonstrating its commitment to community service."

Since its founding in 1946, Lowe’s has had a long and proud history of community service. Through grant programs, national partnerships and the Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contribute more than $30 million annually to public education and community improvement projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Lowe’s partners with Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together to provide safe and affordable homes for thousands of low-income families while revitalizing communities from coast to coast. In times of disaster, Lowe’s teams with the American Red Cross and the First Response Team of America to assist local residents. Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $24 million to the Red Cross since 1999. In 2012, Lowe’s largest disaster response came in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Lowe’s contributed more than $2 million to relief efforts and Lowe’s Heroes distributed cleaning supplies and food to storm-battered communities, including free Thanksgiving dinners to feed more than 136,000 residents.

Lowe’s focus on improving educational opportunities is best exemplified by its signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. Since 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has contributed more than $34 million, funding improvements at 7,500 schools and benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Lowe’s commitment to the nation’s next generation of leaders also includes a $10 million investment in trade and technical education through its partnership with SkillsUSA. In addition, Lowe’s scholarship programs and partnerships with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and American Indian College Fund have helped thousands of students achieve their goal of earning their college diploma.

For more information about Lowe’s work in the communities it serves, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored by Hubbard Broadcasting Group and Bonneville International.

About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Bonneville International Corporation, and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, award-winning actress Glenn Close, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, First Lady Nancy Reagan, among others have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org/STA.

About Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
In 1923, Stanley E. Hubbard began his first foray into commercial radio through his fledgling, 50-watt radio station, WAMD ("Where all Minneapolis Dances"). It was a humble beginning to what has become one of the most respected, family-owned broadcast corporations in the world. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Hubbard Broadcasting now operates 20 radio stations in Chicago, Washington, DC, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cincinnati and St. Louis, as well as twelve television stations in Minnesota, New York and New Mexico.

In addition to radio and television broadcast stations, other Hubbard Broadcasting companies include the satellite and cable networks ReelzChannel (launched in 2006) and Ovation TV, F&F Productions and the Hubbard Radio Network, which is used to distribute KSTP-AM's local talk shows to radio affiliates in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

About Bonneville International
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International (www.bonneville.com) owns and operates 12 radio stations in the Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-Television (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major-market broadcasting by structuring its business model on the three principles of building its people, making a difference in the community, and meeting aggressive financial goals, Bonneville has a tradition of award-winning commitment to the communities it serves. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Bonneville is a national leader in providing quality, values-oriented media products.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry.

About NABEF
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving broadcasters and the public interest by supporting and advocating community service, diversity, education and broadcasting issues and trends. Learn more at www.nabef.org.

About Lowe's
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, has donated more than $34 million to 7,500 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2012, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

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