Published on April 17th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
17 South Carolina AT&T Employees Honored for Their Commitment to the Community
More Than 4,300 AT&T Employees Nationwide Receive President’s Volunteer Service Award
COLUMBIA, SC. – It’s National Volunteer Month. And AT&T is celebrating 17 employees from South Carolina being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). These employees accounted for more than 4,400 volunteer service hours last year.
The PVSA recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism throughout the year. Recipients must log a minimum of 100 service hours, with many volunteering more than 500 hours.
The South Carolina AT&T employees are among 4,386 AT&T employees nationwide to receive this honor.
“Dedicated volunteers are the unrecognized heroes of a community, for their commitment to service and compassion helps shape the quality of life for everyone,” said Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina. “AT&T congratulates this year’s PVSA award recipients and celebrates all our employees who are giving unselfishly of their time and talent and making a lasting difference for others.”
Community service has been an integral part of our company culture for more than 100 years and takes many forms. Some of the ways our employees are involved here in South Carolina include mentoring at-risk high school students, working with youth in repairing homes for people in need, leading Boy Scout troops, coaching youth sports, and refereeing robotics competitions for high school students.
Nationwide, our employees volunteered more than 1.78 million hours of time in community outreach activities during 2017 — worth more than $42 million.* Here in South Carolina, employees volunteered more than 6,500 hours last year. For more information on AT&T’s mentoring and volunteering programs, visit http://www.about.att.com/content/csr/home/possibilities.html#mentoring-and-volunteering
For a full list of all AT&T employee awardees go to http://about.att.com/content/csr/home/possibilities/pvsa/awardees.html.
For more information on PVSA, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov
*The Value of Volunteer Time, which is updated annually, is made available by Independent Sector. The current Independent Sector rate is $24.14 per hour (2016).
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.