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 Aidmatrix President and CEO Gov. Scott McCallum
Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ 2009 Award Winner in Southwest Area- North
Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Innovative Category

DALLAS, TX - July 1, 2009 - The Aidmatrix Foundation, a non-profit organization specializing in supplying the Right Aid to the Right People at the Right Time™, today announced that Governor Scott McCallum, President and CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ 2009 Award in the Innovativecategory in Southwest Area- North.  According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Gov. McCallum was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Majestic Theater on June 27.
"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Aidmatrix Foundation. This award is a credit to the tireless work ethic of our entire staff, and to all of our partnering organizations providing aid through hunger, medical and disaster relief efforts," stated Governor Scott McCallum, the President and CEO of Aidmatrix.

At Aidmatrix, we believe that by working together, we can triumph over the world's most challenging humanitarian crises. Our world-class systems make it easy and efficient for everyone from donors to nonprofits to governments to get the right aid to people when and where they need it most. Our team of passionate people is dedicated to creating and delivering tools and processes that bring people together to help others. Our focus is to amplify donor contributions, accelerate results to nonprofits, and partner with governments to help make a bigger impact on the world, together.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year.  The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 
"We are proud to recognize the achievements of Governor Scott McCallum," said Chris Abston, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Southwest Area- North.  "Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region's economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger."
As a Southwest Area- North award winner, Governor McCallum is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009.  The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In Southwest Area- North, local sponsors include Smith, Frank & Partners, Stagen, First United Bank & Trust Company, D CEO Magazine, Fort Worth Business Press and The Journal Record.

About The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.

The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world's most challenging humanitarian crises. Our solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief.  35,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage solutions to mobilize $1.5 billion annually in global aid with Aidmatrix. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of 65 million people. Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Wisconsin, Germany and India.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ Award is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearŽ award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

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