University of Phoenix and Good360 Announce New Relationship

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Organizations join to supply nonprofits across the country with much-needed
PHOENIX  and  ALEXANDRIA, Va.,  April 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- University of
Phoenix and Good360 today announced a new relationship that will allow the
University to donate refurbished technology to nonprofits across the country,
while also ensuring that those technologies are disposed of in an
environmentally-friendly way when they eventually reach their end of life.  


Through Good360's nation-spanning network of nonprofit organizations and online
donation marketplace, the more than 100  University of Phoenix  campuses and
offices across the country can now quickly connect with local organizations to
provide them with refurbished computers and other technologies. This new
relationship has already helped to provide organizations in  Phoenix  with 145
computers to help them continue their commitments to serving their communities.
The University will now work exclusively through Good360 to donate its

"For 30 years, Good360 has helped fulfill the needs of nonprofits with corporate
product donations," said  Cindy Hallberlin, Good360 president and CEO. "We are
proud to work with  University of Phoenix  as they continue to create positive
educational and sustainability outcomes in our communities by helping them to
see the life of their technologies extended with continued use and safe

This new relationship also provides the opportunity to greatly reduce the
environmental impact of disposing of technologies that can no longer be used. As
part of their agreement with Good360, when the technologies are no longer
needed, each nonprofit organization in the network must dispose of them in a way
that is compliant with all regulations and that is safest for the environment.  

"At the core of our business is a mission to ensure that all Americans not only
have access to a quality higher education, but also have access to safe, healthy
environments where they can continue to learn, explore and grow both personally
and professionally," said  Pat Gottfried, vice president of Corporate Social
Responsibility for Apollo Group, parent company of  University of Phoenix. "We
are proud of this new relationship with Good360 for both the impact it will have
on deserving organizations in need of technology, and in helping to keep our
environment safe and clean."   

Apollo Group, parent company of  University of Phoenix, is dedicated to being a
good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the
country. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Apollo Group
focuses on giving in the areas of education, workforce readiness and
sustainability. To learn more about the impact of these efforts, please visit

For more information on Good360 and its mission to fulfill the needs of
nonprofits, visit

About Good360
Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving,
obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. These products are
new and include nonperishables such as apparel, books, toys, personal care
products, office and school supplies, computers and much more.  Today, the
nonprofit leader in product philanthropy distributes goods to a network of more
than 35,000 prequalified charities, schools and libraries on behalf of America's
top brands. Good360 has been recognized by both the Committee Encouraging
Corporate Philanthropy and Forbes for its excellence and efficiency,
respectively, in helping companies drive their bottom lines and at the same time
do social good. For more information, visit

About  University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix  is constantly innovating to help students balance
education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, challenging
courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal and career
aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship university of 
Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL),  University of Phoenix  serves a diverse
student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree
programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online
throughout the world. For more information, visit  

SOURCE   University of Phoenix

Christopher Fielder, University of Phoenix, 847-285-8243,; or Jenny Bertolette, Good360, 703.299.7575,

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