In 2000, Hewlett-Packard was named a winner of the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership. Created by then U.S. President Bill Clinton, it was the only presidential award honoring companies for outstanding achievements in employee and community relations. HP received the award in recognition of the Diversity in Education initiative, which funded educational partnerships between universities and K-12 schools in four U.S. urban areas. The initiative had kicked off in 1997 with a $4 million contribution from HP.
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