by Chelsea Nelson

Interactive Communications Director

Our Celebration of Service Event is coming up on May 30th (TOMORROW)!  This event is to honor outstanding individuals and organizations because of their commitment to our community.

Some organizations seem to stand out in the community.  Not only do they provide great products or services, they are also actively involved in making Utah a better place to live. The Outstanding Corporate Partner award is United Way of Salt Lake’s highest tribute to an organization that demonstrates strong community involvement through its support of United Way of Salt Lake. It is our honor to recognize Comcast with our 2012 Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year award.

Comcast demonstrates outstanding support and commitment to United Way of Salt Lake and its mission. Since 2003, nationwide, Comcast employees and the Comcast Foundation, have contributed more than $35 million dollars and over 417,000 volunteer hours to United Way.


Locally, Comcast is a long-time supporter of United Way of Salt Lake. This year, they have done more than ever to encourage employees to GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER. They have become a model for how to run a successful workplace campaign.  In one year, they increased their employee contributions by 70 percent and nearly tripled their corporate contribution. Beyond their financial support, they focused their Comcast Cares volunteer efforts this year in South Salt Lake, a United Way of Salt Lake Promise Partnership neighborhood. Hundreds of volunteers worked to restore city historic sites, encourage youth to take part in a citywide read-a-thon, and other much-needed projects to improve parks and schools in South Salt Lake.

Comcast shows extraordinary support for our LIVE UNITED advertising campaign. Their generous advertising sponsorship has contributed to the overall success and broad visibility of this campaign. Comcast also shares United Way’s messaging as a media partner by wrapping their entire building with LIVE UNITED branding each year.

Comcast’s enthusiastic leadership truly exemplifies the type of engagement that United Way of Salt Lake relies on to change lives and improve neighborhoods and communities. Their extraordinary involvement will not only make a difference today, but also for years to come.

Thank you, Comcast, for LIVING UNITED!

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