Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 13, 2007
CONCORD ó For the fourth consecutive year, CT Communications Inc. (CTC, Nasdaq: CTCI), has become the largest contributor to the United Way in Cabarrus County, following its annual employee-giving campaign.
Exceeding the company’s fundraising target by $11,800, CTC employees donated a record $95,300 to support the United Way’s local charitable efforts. When combined with the corporate dollar-for-dollar match, total contributions exceeded $190,000. Since attaining the top position in 2003, CTC has donated more than $683,000 to the United Way.
“CT Communication’s campaign performance is an outstanding demonstration of leadership and commitment to our Cabarrus community,” said Ed Runt, vice president of United Way of Central Carolinas. “This year, CTC finished just over $190,000, an incredible increase of $29,000 or 18 percent over last year’s campaign.”
Donations obtained through this year’s “Maintaining Miracles” campaign will support the United Way’s three focus areas of helping children and families, building healthy communities and empowering seniors and the disabled.
“I am proud to be associated with CTC and especially with my fellow employees, who’ve out-given larger area companies with more staff,” said Mike Ruziska, CTC’s 2006 United Way campaign chairperson.
“This year’s record breaking campaign drive is especially meaningful because staff participation is completely voluntary. As chairperson, I know how our giving positively impacts the lives of our customers and improves our community.”
Each year, United Way of Central Carolinas touches the lives of one out of every three people living and working in Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union countiesóand other counties such as Stanly, as requested by donors.
“So many people are touched by the United Way and the support it provides,” Ruziska said. “As the campaign progressed, I was amazed to learn how many of my coworkers had been personally helped by United Way agencies.”
CTC has a rich history of community involvementóand its employees are equally philanthropic.
In addition to contributing to this year’s United Way campaign, CTC employees participated in “United Way Days of Caring” by delivering meals to the homebound, tutoring elementary school students and leading seniors and adults with disabilities in social activities.