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October 2, 2002

2002 National Book Festival (Attachment Three)

Charter Sponsors, Patrons, Contributors, Friends

CHARTER SPONSORS

AT&T

AT&T is among the world's premier voice, video, and data communications companies, serving consumers, businesses, and government. Public service and social responsibility are traditions deeply embedded at AT&T. Through the AT&T Foundation, the company invests in projects that serve the needs of people in communities throughout the nation, particularly for initiatives that use technology in innovative ways and for programs in which AT&T employees are actively involved as contributors or volunteers. For more information on AT&T's support for communities, please visit www.att.com/giving.

The Washington Post

Each year, The Washington Post, through its community outreach programs, demonstrates its commitment to the Washington metropolitan area. As an active, involved corporate citizen, The Post partners with a host of organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. These partnerships help to educate area children, provide basic health and human service needs, uplift spirits and spur creativity and imagination. The Post's community outreach efforts focus on many segments of the region; however, supporting literacy and education is the cornerstone of their community relations initiatives. They are proud to be a Charter Sponsor of the 2nd Annual National Book Festival, celebrating America's storytellers. For more information about The Post's initiatives, please visit www.washpost.com/education.

WorkPlaceUSA

With clients and projects in the United States and Canada, WorkPlaceUSA provides innovative, creative and "out of the box" commercial real estate solutions. Since the company's inception in 1989, WorkPlaceUSA evolved from a tenant representation firm to an integrated provider of real estate services, including architecture, interior design, general contracting, construction management, project management, brokerage, engineering and real estate information services. WorkPlaceUSA remains firmly committed to promoting literacy through the joy of reading and is proud to continue its ongoing support of the National and Texas Book Festivals.

PATRONS

The James Madison Council

The James Madison Council is a private-sector group created to serve as the Library of Congress's primary link to the business community. The first private-sector advisory body in the Library's history, the Council consists of public-spirited citizens determined to help the nation receive the full benefits of the Library's incomparable educational, scientific, technological and cultural resources.

Open Russia Foundation

The Open Russia Foundation, established with an endowment from YUKOS Oil Company of Russia, seeks to foster enhanced openness, understanding and integration between the people of Russia and the West through communication and education. The Foundation's activities-educational programs for Russia's youth, international exchanges for emerging leaders, and sharing Russia's vast cultural heritage with the world-will ensure that knowledge, experience, and cultural understanding will be available to those who seek them. By promoting our common values, the Open Russia Foundation is helping to form the economic, social and political partnerships that will benefit the broader international community.

PBS

PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 349 public television stations. Serving nearly 90 million people each week, PBS enriches the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services on noncommercial television, the Internet and other media. More information about PBS is available on its leading Web site, www.pbs.org.

Target

Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,107 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at www.target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenience shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • AOL Time Warner Book Group
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Borders Books & Music
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Half Price Books
  • Adele and Donald Hall
  • LeapFrog SchoolHouse
  • NBA
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • US Airways

FRIENDS

  • American Library Association, Public Programs Office
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Museum of the American Indian

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PR 02-139
10/02/02
ISSN 0731-3527

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