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AT&T Contributes $50,000 to United Way of Broward County

2008-07-15 11:00:00

  - Gift will support children & youth achieving their greatest potential,

  promote financial stability & independence and improve people's health.



    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 15 /EMWNews-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc.

(NYSE: T) today announced a gift of $50,000 to United Way of Broward

County, FL.



    The United Way of Broward County, FL will use the gift to continue its

work to create long-lasting community change. Nationally, the organization

works to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and

health.



    In Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas, the United Way has a

record of supporting projects that address the basic building blocks of a

good life for the citizens of Broward County. For example, last year, the

organization funded local non-profit agency programs that focused on

assessing problems, researching solutions and measuring results, along with

funding community-wide initiatives such as the Day of Caring in which more

than 800 volunteers renovated a local children's center that is home to

some of the most technologically dependent children in the country.



    According to Ray Williams, president and CEO of United Way of Broward

County, "United Way of Broward County is focusing our resources on

achieving key community outcomes and investing in those strategies that

will help Broward County by addressing the root causes of important issues

affecting us all."



    AT&T supports the United Way nationally and in Broward County through

direct contributions and employee gifts. "At AT&T, our mission is to

connect people to their world where they live and work and do it better

than anyone else," said Vic Beninate, Area Director-External Affairs. "The

United Way of Broward County supports programs that directly affect our

community and our citizens' lives, connecting them with resources and

expertise to improve their situation. The United Way also supports

organizations with proven results, which means that the support we give

today has a greater impact in Broward County. We are pleased to support the

United Way of Broward County."



    The mission of the United Way of Broward County is to focus and unite

the entire community to create significant lasting change that positively

impacts people's lives.



    About AT&T



    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its

subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of

AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their

offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications

services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and

voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory

publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and

YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators

in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen

integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. In

2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired

Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired

Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and

the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is

available at http://www.att.com.



    (C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the

AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T

Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.



    About Philanthropy at AT&T



    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening

communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and

partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities;

promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In

2007, AT&T contributed more than $164 million through corporate-, employee-

and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the

corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, combine more than $1.9 billion

of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.



    (C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the

AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T

Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.





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