Salomon Smith Barney Donates Funds to
UNCA's N.C. Center for Creative Retirement
UNC Asheville’s N.C. Center for Creative Retirement was the recent
recipient of a $10,000 grant from Salomon Smith Barney as part of the
company’s local contribution program. The grant was made to support the
Center’s free, six-week computer literary program for underserved older
"The generous funds from Salomon Smith Barney will allow us to
continue our successful computer literacy program next year," said
Denise Snodgrass, NCCCR assistant director and coordinator for the
program. "Moreover, the grant is an endorsement of just how valuable
reaching this special group of people is."
Asheville Branch Manager Daniel F. Scannell secured the grant through
the Citigroup Foundation in New York, which is the philanthropic arm of
Salomon Smith Barney’s corporate parent Citigroup Inc.
To date, four classes of the computer literacy course have been offered
on campus through NCCCR. UNCA students serve as instructors, teaching
participants basic computer skills and how to use e-mail and the Internet.
"The program is consistent with UNCA’s mission to be a
multigenerational campus," said NCCCR Director Ron Manheimer.
"We’re thrilled that UNCA students are sharing in the rich lives of
older people while assisting them in learning new skills that will help
them stay connected."
For more information about the NCCCR’s computer literacy program,
- Denise Snodgrass, N.C. Center for Creative Retirement Assistant
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526