MADISON, WI — Verizon Wireless today announced an $8,000 Verizon Foundation grant for the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. The grant will help the organization continue to reach toward its mission of empowering all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens through academic, social and emotional support.
“With the help of organizations like the Verizon Foundation we are able to continue providing valuable services to young people in our community,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. “We are thankful for Verizon’s support and this is a wonderful example of our community coming together to support young people who need us the most.”
The grant was presented by Verizon Wireless on behalf of the Verizon Foundation.
“Verizon Wireless is honored to be able to offer this grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County,” said T.J. Fox, region president, Verizon Wireless. “In these difficult economic times, nonprofit organizations are in even greater need of corporate support and involvement.”
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its signature program, Thinkfinity.org, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2010, the Verizon Foundation awarded nearly $67 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation’s largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly six million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon.com/foundation.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About the Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, uses its technology, financial resources and partnerships to address critical social issues, with a focus on education and domestic violence prevention. In 2010, the foundation awarded nearly $67 million to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation’s largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly 6 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizonfoundation.org.