published Friday, March 20th, 2009

VW gives $5 million to local education


by Kelli Gauthier

By Kelli Gauthier

Staff Writer

Volkswagen executives today announced that the German auto manufacturer will give $5 million to K-12 and higher education over the next five years.

Officials made the announcement at Calvin Donaldson Elementary School. Some money will renovate part of the school for a science lab.

The event was attended by Gov. Phil Bredesen; Dr. Horst Neumann, member of the VW board of Management Volkswagen; Frank Fischer, CEO of Volkswagen Group America Chattanooga Operations LLC, and Stefan Jacoby, president & CEO of VW.

about Kelli Gauthier...

Kelli Gauthier covers K-12 education in Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She started at the paper as an intern in 2006, crisscrossing the region writing feature stories from Pikeville, Tenn., to Lafayette, Ga. She also covered crime and courts before taking over the education beat in 2007. A native of Frederick, Md., Kelli came south to attend Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. Before newspapers, ...

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