May 07, 2010

LOS ANGELES -- Dart Container Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, has pledged $75,000 in support to the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

The three-year grant will establish the Dart Containers Social Entrepreneurship Fund, providing financial support to students interested in effecting positive social impact on both local and global scales. This Fund could be deployed on a variety of Anderson programs, such as student-created Applied Management Research projects aimed at exploring issues like the environment or microfinance; summer internships for students interested in working for nonprofits or public/government organizations; or fellowships for students interested in social entrepreneurship. These new opportunities will greatly aid existing efforts, both at Anderson and throughout UCLA -- such as the Leaders in Sustainability program -- in making a lasting difference in communities throughout the world.

Established in 1937, Dart Container achieved early success producing high-quality insulated foam cups, which later expanded into a huge variety of single-use products for the foodservice, retail, and packaging industries. Dart now operates production facilities throughout the world.

Dart strives to set industry standards for excellence by producing effectively with a minimum of waste and expense. The company has established award-winning recycling programs throughout the country, and is a signatory to Operation Clean Sweep, a voluntary "best practices" industry program that is designed to prevent the release of plastic pellets into the environment.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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