Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that it has been recognized as the "Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation" for National Philanthropy Day 2001 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Dr. Daniel L. Sullivan, executive vice president of Human Resources for Qualcomm, accepted the award on Qualcomm's behalf at a ceremony held yesterday in San Diego.
Qualcomm was recognized for its commitment to philanthropy and creating meaningful community partnerships. Qualcomm's Corporate Giving program is dedicated to supporting the communities in which Qualcomm employees work and live through both cash and non-cash donations to eligible non-profit organizations. Qualcomm seeks to improve math and science education in San Diego, foster access to and proliferate a variety of arts and culture programs, and support health and human services.
"Qualcomm is honored to receive this award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals," said Dr. Sullivan. "This recognition highlights Qualcomm's philosophy of community involvement and volunteerism and its commitment to serving its communities through innovative philanthropy programs."
National Philanthropy Day is celebrated each year to recognize the individuals and organizations whose contributions enrich communities. Yesterday's event in San Diego paid tribute to numerous honorees whose donations of time, talent and funds have set an example of philanthropy throughout the San Diego community, to celebrate all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, and to renew San Diego's commitment to continuing the important tradition of philanthropy.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress®. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2001 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.