SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

September 02, 2005 15:29 ET

ETS San Antonio Office Collecting Money, Food, Personal Items for Arriving Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Company President Announces Corporate Donation

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 2, 2005 -- Staff of ETS's San Antonio office are collecting money, food, and personal hygiene items for the estimated 25,000 victims who have begun arriving at Kelly Air Force Base and area schools. ETS President and CEO Kurt Landgraf also announced the company will make a $100,000 corporate donation to the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort.

With its donation, ETS will aid two organizations: the American Red Cross, $75,000, and Xavier University in New Orleans, $25,000.

In particular ETS San Antonio staff will be collecting items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, diapers, wipes, and pillows.

"There is not a single person at ETS who has not been affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina," Landgraf says. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were directly affected by the storm as well as with those who have loved ones struggling in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster to occur in this country."

"The Red Cross has been recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as one of the organizations best equipped to provide aid in response to Hurricane Katrina," says Vice President and Corporate Secretary Eleanor Horne. "And our donation to Xavier recognizes the more than 25 years of collaboration between ETS and Xavier through its president, Norman Francis."

For individual employees who wish to contribute, ETS has established a separate fund. "All donations will be acknowledged," Horne says, adding, "No amount is too small to be appreciated."

ETS staff are also coordinating efforts to reschedule tests for persons affected by the hurricane and who need test scores for admissions or licensing purposes.

ABOUT ETS

ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research, and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 24 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. Additional information is available at www.ets.org.

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