OGDEN, UT, February 28, 2011- Qwest Foundation and Qwest employees raised more than $20,000 in 2010 to benefit United Way of Northern Utah and its partner non-profit agencies. This is the second year that the Qwest Foundation and Qwest employees have raised more than $20,000 for United Way of Northern Utah.
“Qwest is proud to partner with the United Way to help meet Utah’s most pressing needs,” said Jerry Fenn, Qwest president for Utah. “This is one of many ways that our employees and the company itself invests in our great state. Our employees also volunteer thousands of hours in various communities
In addition to pledging via payroll deduction, Qwest employees held various special events including pancake breakfasts, raffles, BBQs and United Way lunches to rally United Way donations.
“We are tremendously grateful for the leadership and commitment to our community demonstrated by Qwest and its employees,” said Robert Hunter, United Way of Northern Utah, President and CEO. “Their ongoing spirit of generosity reflected in these contributions will have a direct and lasting impact on improving lives in our community.”
About Qwest Foundation
The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-K through 12th grade education.
About United Way of Northern Utah
United Way works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our Northern Utah communities to advance the common good in Weber, Box Elder, Morgan, and Oneida counties. The organization seeks to strengthen lives in the areas of income, education, and health., the building blocks of a quality life and thriving community. United Way accomplishes strategic goals in these areas by encouraging individuals and organizations to give, advocate, and volunteer, or “Live United”. To be involved, follow “United Way of Northern Utah” on Facebook, or visit www.uwnu.org
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