Mylan Announces $1 Million Gift to The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund
Pledge Supports Campaign's Goal to Raise Additional $90 Million for
Scholarships over Next Two Years
PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2013
PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today
announced that it has contributed $1 million to The Pittsburgh Promise
Scholarship Fund, a scholarship program for Pittsburgh Public School students
that advocates for improving the quality of education and increasing the
preparedness and diversity of the region's workforce. The donation will help
The Pittsburgh Promise to complete phase II of their $250 million fundraising
campaign nearly three years ahead of the fund's original 2018 target.
Mylan Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury said, "Mylan has and will continue to
play an active role in Pittsburgh, as we believe strongly in the importance of
giving back to our community. Pittsburgh has long served as an important hub
to Mylan and we anticipate it will continue to play a key role in our business
for many years, as we look forward the opening of our new Global Center later
"With this donation to The Pittsburgh Promise, we are proud to invest in the
future of the region's children through enhanced educational opportunities and
believe this contribution will only further build on the strength of our
community and its people in the future."
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch commented, "Our pledge supports the hope that
students in our own backyard receive an education after high school and helps
break down the financial barriers that could keep them from making their
dreams come true. We are pleased to support one of the country's leading
scholarship programs that advances public education reform, while preparing
our young people for jobs in science and business."
Pittsburgh Promise scholars have enrolled in 91 different post-secondary
public and private colleges and universities, career training companies, and
vocational and trade programs throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh has the largest Promise program in the United States. Reaching the
program's financial goals sooner than previously expected will help to ensure
that the Promise can continue making progress on its mission to advance the
lives of young people for many years to come.
Since the Pittsburgh Promise was launched in 2007, $160 million has been
raised in gifts and pledges from more than 100 corporations and foundations,
and more than 2,000 individual donors. The Promise has provided $32 million in
scholarships to 3,800 graduates from the Pittsburgh Public Schools classes of
2008 – 2012.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in
health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people
access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make
reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy;
and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing
portfolio of approximately 1,100 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand
medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies,
upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries
depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient
manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and
territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to
improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to
consumers around the world. But don't take our word for it. See for yourself.
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SOURCE Mylan Inc.
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