Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider and parent company of major broadcaster NBCUniversal, has donated more than $1.6 million in cash and equivalent resources to more than 70 community organizations in New Mexico last year. The following organizations that received aid and resources include: Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, Farmington Chamber of Commerce, WESST, Youth Development Inc., LULAC National Education Service Center and the five United Way branches in central New Mexico.
On top of what the company already provided, New Mexico based Comcast employees gave more than $70,000 by donating through the company’s annual United Way Employee Giving Campaign. Nationwide, the campaign raised a whopping $6.7 million, which is a great help for all the struggling communities that could use the extra support. The Comcast Foundation also donated $69,000 in grants to the following New Mexico based non-profits: Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Gallup, US First Robotics Program, LULAC National Education Service Center, and Youth Development Inc.
But the giving doesn’t stop there. Through the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program, 25 New Mexico students received scholarships totalling $34,000. One student received a $10,000 scholarship, while the rest was awarded $1,000 each.
It’s always a good thing when companies see themselves as more than just profit making entities. Comcast is doing its part to show that they are good corporate citizens, and are upstanding members of the community as well. Promoting good will, support, and participation is more than just good PR—it’s also the right way for a business and the community to grow together.