AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way, both locally and nationally, for over 60 years. AT&T continued that legacy of support today through a contribution of $12,093 to United Way of Northwest Louisiana.
United Way of Northwest Louisiana will 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 United Way is doing in Northwest Louisiana.
In the past year alone, the organization funded 45 area non-profit agencies for programs in health, education, income and basic needs. The funds raised each year help children, families, elderly, the homeless, and those who are sick, abused and neglected. They are helped through tutoring, mentoring and literacy programs, health screenings, housing programs, after-school programs, and more.
“On behalf of the United Way of Northwest Louisiana and our friends and neighbors who receive vital support throughout our ten parish region, we thank AT&T for their generous contribution. Because of community partners like AT&T, United Way of Northwest Louisiana was able to provide critical funding to help programs make community-wide changes,” said, Bruce Wilson, President and CEO of United Way of Northwest Louisiana.
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 David Aubrey, Regional Director for External Affairs of North Louisiana. “United Way of Northwest Louisiana is an invaluable organization in our community. The team of staffers and volunteers work diligently to identify community needs, provide support for programs that have shown proven results, and successfully connect those in need with resources and expertise that help them lead healthier lives.”
In 2015 alone, AT&T has given $5.17 million to 550 local United Ways across the country.
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 2014, nearly $127 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.