AT&T gives $8,500 to United Way
of Volusia-Flagler Counties
Contribution will go to change lives in Volusia and Flagler Counties
Daytona Beach, FL August 24, 2015— For over 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way both at the national and local levels. Today, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $8,500 to United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. In 2015 alone, AT&T gave $5.17 million to 550 local United Ways across the country.
United Way VFCwill use the contribution to support programs that create long lasting change in the local community. The United Way is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good, as is evident from the work the United Way is doing in Volusia & Flagler Counties. For example, in the past year, the organization funded 51 programs through 29 Partner Agencies and numerous United Way programs and initiatives including the newly launched Help Me Grow program, which offers free developmental screenings for children under 9 years old.
“Thanks to the generosity of our funders, like AT&T, we are able turn the nearly $2.7 million raised each year into more than $6.9 million in impact to our community,” said United Way President Ray Salazar. “The collective impact work that we are doing in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs are making real, lasting change in our community.”
In addition to this contribution, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations, including the United Way. In 2014, AT&T employees, including employee members of the Communication Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Telecommunications International Union, pledged $36.4 million through this campaign.
“AT&T shares United Way’s commitment to strengthening communities and improving lives,” said Troy L. McNichols, AT&T Regional Director. “The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties’ support for programs with proven results in our community improves the lives of our citizens by connecting them with resources and expertise that helps them not only to survive, but thrive.”
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.
About United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties
The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties improves lives and builds a stronger community by bringing together hearts, minds and resources from across the region and by developing effective partnerships with businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. Each year the United Way holds a fundraising campaign to help fund more than 51 programs from 29 local partner agencies. For more information, go online to unitedwayvfc.org or call 2-1-1 (386-253-0564) if you or someone you know needs help or wants to learn how to Give, Advocate, or Volunteer.