Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

August 09, 2004

Ascend One to give $50,000 to promote financial literacy

Ascend One Corp., parent of Amerix Corp., will donate $50,000 from the Ascend One Fund for Financial Literacy during the next five years to the Maryland Council on Economic Education, a state affiliate of the National Council on Economic Education.

The Ascend One Fund for Financial Literacy is a 10-year commitment to create a $5 million endowment, including immediate funding of $500,000, to provide grants supporting efforts to improve financial literacy and money-management skills among American youth.

Amerix Corp., a provider of processing and technology for the credit-counseling industry, is based in Columbia.

Masters Club to hold wine tasting fund-raiser

The Masters Club of Howard County, an association of top producers in the local real estate industry, will hold its fifth annual wine tasting event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Luna C Grill and Restaurant in Clarksville.

The event will raise money for charity. The Masters Club has made grants totaling more than $100,000 to nonprofit organizations based or operating in Howard County.

A selection of appetizers will be served, each with a wine to sample. Tickets are $50.

Information: Julia Mattis, 410-418-4555 or 410-303-7010.

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