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Posted on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 : 5:05 a.m.

AT&T gives $6,000 to United Way of Washtenaw County

By AnnArbor.com Staff

On Dec. 5, the AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., announced a contribution of $6,000 to the United Way of Washtenaw County.

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State Rep. Mark Ouimet (left), State Senator Rebekah Warren, President of the United Way of Washtenaw County Sandra Rupp, Vice President of Government Affairs for AT&T Jim Kirsch and State Rep. David Rutledge were on hand as a check for $6,000 was handed over to the United Way of Washtenawe County.

photo courtesy of the United Way of Washtenaw County

For more than 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been supporters of the United Way both nationally and locally. The AT&T Foundation has given $6.3 million in 2011 to 579 local United Ways across the country.

Officials at the United Way of Washtenaw County said they will use the contribution to continue its work in the county by focusing on human service and community needs.

In addition to this contribution, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions of dollars to the United Way. In 2010, AT&T's employees pledged $32 million through this campaign.

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