WASHINGTON, D.C. - Making our communities better places to live and work is a core mission at Womble Bond Dickinson. With that goal in mind, the firm is a Platinum Sponsor of the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) 2018 Grant Program.

The firm’s support for the FRS Grant Program dates back more than 15 years. Bennet & Bennet developed the sponsorship and when that firm became part of Womble Bond Dickinson in 2017, the support for FRS continued. In addition to this sponsorship, attorney Carri Bennet serves on the FRS Board of Directors and leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s support for the organization.

The FRS Grant Program provides grants of $250 to $5,000 to support business and economic development, community development, education, and telecommunications in America’s rural communities.

“Opportunities to learn, work and thrive should be available to everyone, regardless of her or his zip code,” Carri Bennet said. “The Foundation for Rural Service is doing great work to improve opportunities for rural Americans, and we at Womble Bond Dickinson are proud to support those efforts.”

Jessica Golden, FRS Executive Director stated, “FRS is honored to have the support of Womble Bond Dickinson in our venture to improve quality of life across rural America. Our grant program is an incredibly powerful tool we utilize to pursue this mission, enabling telemedicine, distance education, small business incubators, and so much more. The FRS team looks forward to continuing our partnership.”

The Foundation for Rural Service was established in 1994  501c)(3) by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and plays a unique role within the telecommunications industry by supporting rural telecom companies, consumers and policymakers with educational information, products and programming.