CMP Media's Community Connection Supports Nonprofit Organizations Nationwide

Dec 13, 2005

CMP Media (, a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries, today announced that Community Connection, its employee-driven nonprofit foundation, is increasing its annual funding to nonprofits in local communities nationwide by $125,000 this year. The special contribution was made possible by CMP Media's parent company, United Business Media (

Community Connection also coordinates employee volunteer time and provides project materials for nonprofit efforts. In conjunction with the Community Connection announcements, the company is also hosting "Celebrate CMP," a day to recognize and thank employees for their creative and innovative contributions.

"Community Connection is an integral part of our corporate culture and extends the role of CMP employees into local communities nationwide," said Steve Weitzner, CMP Media's President and CEO. "CMP Media offers a dynamic work environment with a positive culture focused on the goals of our customers. I value the contributions of each employee and today I'm pleased to celebrate how all their efforts continue to drive our company's success and outstanding reputation."

For more than 15 years, Community Connection has assisted hundreds of nonprofits nationwide. Community Connection coordinates projects for each corporate office, guided by employee interests and nonprofit needs, and provides volunteer and project support, volunteer release time and matching contributions. Community Connection Foundation annually supports nonprofit organizations in California, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts and New York. The Foundation will begin to establish relationships with nonprofit organizations selected by new CMP offices in Princeton, New Jersey; Annapolis, Maryland; Bedford, Massachusetts and New York, New York.

  Nonprofits receiving Community Connection donations include:
  * American Red Cross, Darien, CT Chapter
  * Broken Arrow Elementary School -- Lawrence, Kansas
  * California Life Family Center -- Hemet, California
  * Domestic Violence Crisis Center -- Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut
  * The 1st Greenwich Multicultural Health & Heritage Fair, a project of the
    Access to Care Committee of the Greenwich Health Improvement Partnership
    -- Greenwich, Connecticut
  * The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) -- Hempstead, New York
  * Long Island Crisis Center -- Bellmore, New York
  * Malcolm X Academy Elementary San Francisco Unified School District
    -- San Francisco, California
  * mercyFirst -- Brooklyn, New York
  * mercyFirst -- Syosset, New York
  * Person-to-Person -- Darien, Connecticut
  * Pio Pico Elementary School -- Santa Ana, California
  * Senior Meals and Services Inc. -- Garden Grove, California
  * Special Olympics of Northern California

"I am constantly impressed by the commitment of United Business Media and CMP Media to support volunteerism and provide resources for community efforts," said Alison Brown, Community Connection Program Manager. "Community Connection is honored to collaborate with many nonprofit organizations around the country and we are pleased to be able to enhance their programs with this special grant."

CMP Media's Community Connection Foundation

CMP Community Connection, CMP Media's nationally recognized employee volunteer program, is a 501©3 nonprofit foundation that draws on volunteer resources and input from CMP's employees. Community Connection's mission is to impact its nonprofit partners on many levels, providing volunteers, pro bono services, in-kind donations, matching contributions, and grants to help these agencies in their efforts to address homelessness, education, the AIDS epidemic, the environment, and other needs.

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Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment.

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            SVP Communications
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