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Verizon Celebrates the Season of Giving at Holiday Gathering With Community Partners and Nonprofits in Maryland


/PRNewswire/ — ‘Tis the season of giving. And Verizon — joined by nearly 100 of its community partners, foundation-grant recipients, and state and local government officials — gathered recently to ring in the holidays and celebrate the impact the company has made in Maryland in 2014.

Verizon released its “Community Support Report,” which identified the $1.6 million in grants the company awarded this year to support communities in the areas of domestic violence awareness and prevention, healthcare and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

In addition, Verizon employees volunteered 18,560 hours this year to nonprofit groups in Maryland.

“Verizon is driven by its employees to use the innovative power of our technology and philanthropic dollars to address critical social issues,” said Tabb Bishop, Verizon’s vice president of state government affairs. “We are proud to partner with key nonprofit organizations throughout the state to be a positive force for change in communities in greatest need.”

Programs and organizations that Verizon supported in 2014 included:

Community Engagement Partners/Events

  • Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival
  • Baltimore County Baby Boomer Senior Expo
  • Charm City Youth Lacrosse League
  • Collective Empowerment Group
  • Friends of Fort McHenry – Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration
  • Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore
  • Maryland Hispanic Coalition
  • Patterson High School
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
  • World of Montgomery Festival

Domestic Violence Prevention Partners

  • After School Dance Fund
  • Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD)
  • Bowie State University Foundation
  • CASA de Maryland
  • Community Advocates for Family & Youth
  • Community Crisis & Referral Center
  • Dimensions Health Corporation/Prince George’s Hospital Center
  • Family Crisis Resource Center
  • George A. Crawley Fellowship
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Leaving Abuse, Supporting Everyone, Restoring Survivors (LASER)
  • Mentoring to Manhood
  • Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center
  • University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
  • Women Who Care Ministries
  • Yasha Circle

Healthcare Partners

  • Dare to C.A.R.E. Foundation
  • Hospice of Charles County

STEM Partners

  • Baltimore Design School
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland
  • Charles Carroll Middle School
  • Digit All Systems
  • Patriots Technology Training Center
  • Robert Goddard Montessori School
  • Rockville Institute
  • State Educational Technology Directors Association
  • The Juxtopia Group

Other Leading National, State and Local Partners

  • Associated Black Charities
  • Community Action Council of Howard County
  • Consortium of Catholic Academies
  • Druid Heights Community Development
  • Education Based Latino Outreach
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Fund for Montgomery
  • Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore
  • Greater Baltimore Urban League
  • Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
  • HARBEL Community Organization
  • Leadership Montgomery Educational Foundation
  • Liberty Road Business Association
  • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
  • Maryland Municipal League
  • Morgan State University Foundation
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National Association for the Deaf
  • University of Maryland Integrated Health
  • Upper Shore Regional Council

The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon’s employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information about Verizon’s philanthropic work, visit www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verizonfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/verizongiving).

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than$120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,500. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.