Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of cable and entertainment services, today announced that Allen Gomez has joined the company as Director, Public Affairs and Executive Director, The Comcast Foundation. In this role, Gomez will be responsible for the day-to-day activity of The Comcast Foundation, including the grant process, reports, budgets and communications.
Gomez joins Comcast from Washington Mutual, where he served as Vice President & Regional Corporate Giving Manager, and oversaw a $7 million corporate giving budget. Prior to joining Washington Mutual, Gomez held positions at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in New York City and the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia.
"I'm thrilled to have Allen join Comcast's Public Affairs team and lead The Comcast Foundation," said Diane Dietz, Senior Vice President, The Comcast Foundation. "His experience in corporate giving will truly be an asset as Comcast continues to build upon our community investments and help make the communities we serve even stronger."
Gomez is a graduate of the State University of New York Purchase and holds a master's degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University. He will be relocating to Philadelphia from New York City, where he serves as board member of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, and as advisory committee member of the Hispanic Federation.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.0 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One , Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
About The Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company's chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs that work to create a positive, sustainable impact within our communities in the areas of volunteerism; literacy; and youth leadership development. Since its inception, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $30 million to organizations in the communities where Comcast serves. More information about The Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com under "In the Community."