INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — For more than 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have supported the United Way nationally and locally. AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $4,500 to United Way of Indian River County. In 2016 alone, AT&T gave $5 million to 500 local United Ways across the country.
United Way of Indian River County 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 Indian River County United Way is doing in Florida. For example, in the past year, the organization funded programs demonstrating measurable progress in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.
“Thanks to the strong support of donors, like AT&T, we are engaging the community to set vision and priorities, working together to reach community goals,” said Michael Kint, CEO, United Way of Indian River County.
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 2015, AT&T employees, including employees represented by the Communication Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers or the Telecommunications International Union, pledged $37.4 million through this campaign.
“AT&T shares United Way’s commitment to strengthening communities and improving lives,” said Ian Cottner. “The United Way of Indian River County 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 succeed.”
United Way does the critical but largely invisible work required to reach community goals – we recruit people to the cause, get commitments for action, and pull together the expertise and resources that get it done. For more information about United Way or to give online, visit our website at UnitedWayIRC.org. United Way of Indian River County invites people to get involved by helping others. Go to VolunteerIndianRiverCounty.org to learn about local opportunities for service.