Contribution will support local Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs/Crisis Intervention programs
Spring Hill, FL August 14, 2017 — For over 60 years, AT&T has supported the United Way. Today, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $1,500 to United Way of Hernando County. In 2017, AT&T gave $4 million to more than 400 local United Ways across the country.
United Way of Hernando County will use the contribution to support programs that create lasting change in our community. 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 Hernando United Way is doing in Florida. For example, in the past year, the organization has funded 26 local programs focusing on Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs/Crisis Intervention initiatives.
“The sole mission of United Way and our Partner Programs is to better our community,” shared Angela Bonfardino, United Way of Hernando County’s Executive Director/CEO. “Our common goal is to identify local needs and collectively bring together the resources necessary to take action for solutions. This includes focusing on helping children, adults, & elders, encouraging health and wellness, physical and emotional care, promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency, and crisis intervention. It also means focusing on the well-being of the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population. That’s the beauty about United Way.”
“AT&T shares United Way’s commitment to strengthening communities and improving lives,” said Edwin Narain. “The United Way of Hernando County support for programs with proven results improves the lives of our citizens by connecting them with resources and expertise that helps them succeed.”
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T 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. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships, and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
(Pictured left to right: AT&T Regional Director Edwin Narain, United Way’s Finance Director Cynthia Gluesner, United Way’s Community Outreach Director Dominique Holmes, United Way’s Executive Director/CEO Angela Bonfardino, United Way Board Member Chris Scavuzzo)