Comcast Announces National Local Partnership with United Way
Comcast today announced a national and local partnership with United Way of America as the company joined the National Corporate Leadership (NCL) program - United Way's premier program for corporate supporters. The announcement was made today at Mile High United Way headquarters in Denver where the first United Way was founded in 1887. Today's announcement is the second national community partnership for Comcast and underscores the company's commitment to working with local organizations that build strong communities. In May, Comcast announced a partnership with City Year, a national service organization for young people ages 17-24.
Comcast and United Way of America's strategic national local partnership will bring more visibility to the United Way's mission, raise necessary dollars to effectively address issues specific to these local communities, and motivate Comcast employees and others to volunteer with local non-profit organizations.
"United Way and Comcast are both organizations with a national presence but with very strong commitments to the local communities," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. "This is a natural partnership for Comcast because together with the United Way we can more effectively address the issues and needs facing our communities."
Comcast will launch its company-wide United Way giving campaign simultaneously across the country. The campaign, which will run from November 3-14, will assist United Way by providing consistent messaging through co-branded United Way materials and provide turnkey resources for local United Way chapters. The Comcast Foundation will also allocate grants to local United Way chapters based on local employee participation and results of their giving campaign.
"United Way brings communities together around the critical issues and opportunities that only can be addressed collectively," said Brian Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way of America. "We're pleased to have Comcast join the NCL program. Comcast, as the country's leading cable and broadband provider, can bring so much to the table. We're excited about the opportunities we will have to work together."
"This new partnership with Comcast will help our local campaign tremendously while bringing more visibility to Mile High United Way's efforts in building better communities in the Denver area," said Michael Durkin, President, Mile High United Way.
"Comcast's commitment to the United Way began over 40 years ago as company founder Ralph Roberts recognized early on how important United Way was in Comcast communities," added Cohen. "Today as a national company, our President and CEO Brian Roberts recognizes that we have an even larger responsibility to keep our communities strong through this national commitment to United Way."
About United Way of America
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making a measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers. For more information visit www.unitedway.org.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. Comcast Cable is the leading cable company in the United States serving more than 21 million cable subscribers. Comcast's commerce and content businesses include majority ownership of Comcast-Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, a controlling interest in E! Entertainment Television and Style. Comcast's Class A and Class A Special Common Stock are traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.
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 while improving education, literacy, and volunteerism. Since its inception, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $9 million to the communities where Comcast serves. More information about The Foundation and its programs is available at our website, www.comcast.com, under "In the Community."
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