Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation to Announce 2009 Scholarship Program to McDonogh 15 Students

MEDIA ADVISORY: Event Scheduled for Monday, January 26 at 3.30 p.m. CT at Maison Dupuy in French Quarter


MEDIA ADVISORY:  Event Scheduled for Monday, January 26 at 3.30 p.m. CT at Maison Dupuy in French Quarter

WHO:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) will team up with the staff and students of McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts at the 3rd Annual Konica Minolta/ McDonogh 15 Career Day on Monday January 26 at the Maison Dupuy starting at 3.30 p.m. CT.

WHAT:
During the Career Day festivities, Konica Minolta, a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, will announce the kick-off of the 3rd Annual Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation (CTF) scholarship program that will allow three graduating eighth-grade students from the KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts (McDonogh 15) to attend top-rated, private New Orleans high schools.

The scholarship initiative is conducted through the CTF, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by Konica Minolta that focuses its efforts on the creation of more colorful and better tomorrows for children.  For the students of KIPP McDonogh 15, the scholarships are providing them with the opportunity to attend private, college-preparatory high schools that will prepare them for higher education as part of the Colorful Tomorrow Foundation's ongoing commitment to the City of New Orleans and the students of McDonogh 15.  Past winners of the Colorful Tomorrow Foundation scholarships are currently attending Isidore Newman School, Ursuline Academy, Metairie Park Country Day School, and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

The event will also provide a chance for seventh and eighth graders to ask Konica Minolta representatives, and other local professionals, questions about the importance of education and how to start a career path for respective occupations.

Representatives from Konica Minolta and McDonogh 15 will be available for interview requests.

WHERE:
Maison Dupuy
1001 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

WHEN:
Monday January 26, 2009
3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. CT

CONTACT:
To reserve a place at the Career Day event, or to schedule an interview, please contact Nicole Czarnecki at 781.782.5762 or
Nicole_Czarnecki@lpp.com.

About KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts
KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts was opened by the nonprofit KIPP New Orleans Schools in the summer of 2006 to serve the students of a rebuilding New Orleans. KIPP McDonogh 15 is an open-enrollment public charter school that unites a rigorous college-preparatory academic experience and a focus on the creative arts with positive character education.  The school is part of the nationally acclaimed KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of schools and is one of three local KIPP New Orleans schools.  By 2010, there will be five KIPP New Orleans schools that will serve over 2,200 students.  For more information, please visit
www.mcdonogh15.org.

About Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation
Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation (CTF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established under the laws of the State of New Jersey.  Members of the management team of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. serve as CTF's Trustees and Officers voluntarily and without compensation.

CTF's mission is to provide opportunities to create colorful and better tomorrows for children.  The CTF looks to partner with organizations that contribute to society in a number of key areas, all of which are focused on children.  Specifically, the CTF supports efforts that prepare children (18 years or younger)
for a stronger future, especially in those communities where Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. conducts business.

The CTF aligns itself with Konica Minolta's leading role in the imaging and networking technology markets to support efforts that create opportunities for all students - especially those interested in the creative arts and computer technology education.  Additionally, the CTF supports disaster relief efforts, protection of the environment, and efforts to improve health and medical care for children.

For more information, please visit www.colorfultomorrow.org.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit
www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

Konica Minolta Contact
Nicole Czarnecki
Lois Paul & Partners
+1 781.782.5762
Nicole_Czarnecki@lpp.com

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