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Qwest sets giving record with 2009 donations of $10.5M

Denver Business Journal

Bob Mook

Friday, January 8, 2010


In 2009, Denver-based telecommunications giant tions giant Qwest Communications International Inc. gave more to charitable causes than in any of the past 10 years.

Collectively, the Qwest Foundation and Qwest employees donated more than $10.5 million along with volunteer time, in-kind resources and equipment to local education and community programs.

Employee participation in the company’s employee-giving campaign (a partnership with United Way) increased 20 percent from 2008.

The Qwest Foundation provided a 75 percent match to employees’ contributions, resulting in a total gift of $5.1 million. Through the Qwest Foundation’s Teachers and Technology program, the foundation gave more than $900,000 in grants to educators who develop creative ways to use technology in education.