Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, presented a $60,000 gift to San Diego's own Promises2Kids at the 2010 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. The local non-profit organization has been a champion of defending children against abuse for more than 30 years.
On the game field at the college bowl's first timeout, Bridgepoint Education's Chief Executive Officer Andrew Clark presented the check to Cesar and Kandy, children representing Promises2Kids, along with Promises2Kids' Program Coordinator, Stephanie Trolinger and Margo Fudge, Health and Human Services Agency program manager for the County of San Diego. "With Bridgepoint's success in San Diego comes the opportunity – the duty, really – to give back to the community. We're happy to support Promises2Kids and are proud of the work they do in the areas of child abuse prevention and advocacy, protection and support, and education and training," said Clark.
Exactly 60,000 tickets were sold to the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Washington Huskies, which developed into a surprising 19-7 win for Washington. Bridgepoint Education donated one dollar for each of those tickets to Promises2Kids.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
Photo Caption: Check presentation (in the amount of $60,000) made by Andrew Clark (CEO of Bridgepoint Education) to Cesar and Kandy from Promises2Kid, Margo Fudge (Health and Human Services Agency program manager for the County of San Diego) and Stephanie Trolinger (program coordinator of Promises2Kids) on December 30, 2010 at the 2010 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium.