ACC Donates $9,070 to Bowen Foundation

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The Association of Cable Communicators donated $9,070 to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, the group said Thursday.

The money donated comes from the ACC’s annual Welcome Reception and Silent Auction. It’s the ninth straight year that the group -- formerly known as the Cable Television Public Affairs Association -- donated the proceeds from the event to the Bowen Foundation, racking up $102,985 in funds.

Items sold in the auction included a Canon DVD camcorder donated by Arbitron, an iPod donated by Time Warner Cable and an Xbox 360 console donated by Scientific Atlanta.

The Bowen Foundation is a diversity initiative to help increase the talent of qualified minority candidates for entry-level and mid-level career opportunities. The foundation offers a five-year work/study program for minority students to work for partner companies beginning in their junior year in high school through completion of college.

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