Raleigh woman's volunteerism pays off

Posted July 23, 2008 6:29 p.m. EDT

— Elaine Dibner and her family started working to find and distribute computers to schools in 2003. On Wednesday, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation recognized Dibner's work and made a $10,000 donation to her foundation.

The Kramden Institute collects used computers and refurbishes them for use in the classroom. Since its founding, the Kramden Institute has restored and donated nearly 2,500 personal computers to children in North Carolina public schools.

Dibner is one of 25 Northwestern Mutual Foundation winners from across the U.S. being honored for outstanding service and involvement in their communities.