Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation to Announce 2010 Scholarship Program to McDonogh 15 Students

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Event Scheduled for Friday, February 5 at 12.45p CT at McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts located in the French Quarter of New Orleans

2009 CTF Scholarship Winners from McDonogh 15

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) will team up with the staff and students of KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts (McDonogh 15) at the 4th Annual Konica Minolta/ McDonogh 15 Career Day on Friday, February 5, at the French Quarter school starting at 12.45p 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 annual kick-off of the Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation (CTF) scholarship program that will allow three graduating eighth-grade students from 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 provide a chance for students to ask Konica Minolta representatives and other local professionals questions about the importance of education and how to start a specific career path.

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

Where:
KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts
721 Saint Philip Street
New Orleans, LA
504.566.1706

When:
Friday February 5, 2010
12.45p – 2.00p CT

Contact:
To reserve a place at the Career Day event, or to schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Reed at Rachel.reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

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 http://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 http://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. For the second consecutive year, 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 http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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