ADA — 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 $10,000 to Ada Regional United Way. In 2015 alone, AT&T gave $5.17 million to 550 local United Ways across the country.
Ada Regional United Way 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 the Ada Regional United Way is doing in Oklahoma. For example, in the past year, the organization funded the Mind the Summer Gap reading program, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, discount prescription drug card programs and many others.
“The programs we support work towards bringing lasting change to people’s lives,” said James Jackson, executive director of Ada Regional United Way. “Donations help us fund programs that make the building blocks of a quality life more accessible to more people in Ada and our surrounding communities.”
In addition to this contribution, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions of dollars to more than 24,000 nonprofit organizations, which includes many United Way chapters. 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 is proud to support programs that make a real difference in local communities,” said AT&T External Affairs Area Manager Jan Moran. “The Ada Regional United Way does work that improves people’s lives every day, making the area they support a better place to call home.”
--Article was originally published in The Ada News--