We are proud to join the other sponsors to support this great cause.
Lanham, Md. (Vocus) October 8, 2007
Vocus, Inc., (NASDAQ: VOCS), one of Deloitte's 2007 Maryland Technology Fast 50 Award Winners, has joined M&T Bank as a "Double Platinum" sponsor of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake's Rock & Roll Charity Gala on March 14, 2008. The event marks the law firm's 40th anniversary and is serving as a vehicle to raise money for a local charity, Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.
"We are thrilled to have a locally based international company like VOCUS help celebrate this occasion and support HIP," said David Bulitt, the assistant managing director of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A., and Gala organizer.
Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. is the beneficiary of JGL's fund-raising Gala. HIP has a variety of services aimed exclusively at the lower-income citizens of Prince George's County. Originally conceived to rehabilitate local derelict housing and to sell the renovated homes to lower income families, HIP has expanded its services over the years to include homeownership counseling in English and Spanish, a mentoring program for local youth, and a reading encouragement program which provides free books to low and moderate income children.
"Vocus and its employees are committed to contributing to our local community," said Rick Rudman, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Prince George's County-based Vocus. "We are proud to join the other sponsors to support this great cause."
Initial interest in the event has been "astounding", according to Bulitt. Many local businesses have already pledged sponsorships and donations. Tickets for the event are almost 50% sold out, more than five months in advance.
Corporate sponsorships are still available at three donation levels: Platinum Level for a donation of $5000.00, Gold Level for a donation of $2500.00, and Silver Level for a donation of $1500.00. Although all sponsorships include tickets and other benefits, Platinum Sponsors are given exclusive "BACK STAGE PASSES" that provide access to the Gala's superstar band sound check session during the afternoon of the event and personal photographs with the musicians. Individual tickets are still available at $200.00 each.
The Gala will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for Gala attendees.
For further information, please contact David Bulitt at (240) 553 1193 or check the Joseph, Greenwald & Laake website at http://www.jgllaw.com.
About Vocus, Inc.
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 2,000 organizations worldwide and is available in five languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.
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