Philanthropy, Reputation Go Hand in Hand

This week, Xerox Corp. will announce the latest ambassadors in its Social Service Leave program - an annual initiative that grants year-long paid sabbaticals to select employees so they can lend their expertise to the nonprofit sector. Xerox marketing executive Cheryl Hitchcock will spend the year developing a strategic plan to boost endowments at the historically black college Morgan State University, while engineer Bruce Genut plans to set up computer networks and provide IT training for Science Linkages, a Rochester, N.Y., organization that builds community-based computer centers.