MONROE, La., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced its annual employee giving campaign will generate over $4 million in donations to more than 3,200 nonprofit organizations serving communities in 49 states and the District of Columbia in 2018. The total amount raised includes $2.7 million pledged by employees and a 50 percent match from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation.
The company's annual employee giving campaign allows CenturyLink employees to donate to nonprofit organizations, schools or churches of their choice through payroll deduction or other methods. The CenturyLink Foundation then honors employee donations with a 50 percent match donated to the United Way serving the employees' communities.
"Our commitment to improving lives involves more than just connecting people to technology," said Kristy LaCroix, CenturyLink community relations manager. "It means strengthening the communities we serve by supporting the nonprofits those communities depend on for a variety of services and programs. Our Foundation is proud to partner with our employees in supporting these agencies and we are excited to see the impact these dollars will have across the country."
About the CenturyLink Foundation
CenturyLink's vision is to improve the lives of our customers by connecting them to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink's communities. Named after CenturyLink's founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.
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