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AT&T Presents Major Grant to United Way of Northern New Jersey
Sep 22, 2011 (04:09 PM EDT)
NEWTON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T* Inc. (NYSE: T) announced a grant of $100,181.28 to United Way of Northern New Jersey. For over 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way both nationally and locally. The AT&T Foundation has given $6.3 million in 2011 to 579 local United Ways across the country.
"AT&T shares United Way's commitment to strengthening communities and improving lives," said J. Michael Schweder, President, AT&T New Jersey. "United Way of Northern New Jersey's support of programs with proven results heightens the positive impact on our community and its citizens by connecting them with resources and expertise to improve their situation. We are proud to support the important work UWNNJ and other New Jersey United Way branches."
"At United Way we know it takes the entire community working together to create lasting, positive change," said United Way of Northern New Jersey CEO John Franklin. "We thank AT&T Foundation for its ongoing generosity on behalf of thousands of families who are struggling across the region. United Way applauds AT&T for being a committed partner in our efforts to strengthen the local communities where we live and work."
United Way of Northern New Jersey is committed to removing the barriers that keep hardworking individuals and families living in our communities from realizing their potential. United Way research has shown that nearly 30 percent of households in our region, which encompasses Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties, are the working poor or ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, yet Employed). United Way provides the resources and foundation needed in the areas of Education, Income attainment, and Health so that our residents stay on the right track, avoiding the costly and often unreliable game of catch-up. From promoting early literacy to increasing access to healthy foods and providing free tax preparation, United Way is focused on having a lasting impact on lives from birth through retirement.
In addition to this grant, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions of dollars to the United Way. In 2010, AT&T's employees, including our employees who are also members of the Communication Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Telecommunications International Union, pledged $32 million through this campaign.
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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About Philanthropy at AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and working with other organizations, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2010, more than $148.2 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.
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About United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Northern New Jersey is a non-profit organization working to improve people's lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health. We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people's lives. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow throughout Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, call 973.746.4040 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.
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