TDS donates $3,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation received the most employee votes in TDS’ 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) has launched the 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving initiative. In conjunction with its subsidiaries—TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Suttle-Straus and U.S. Cellular—the company will be giving $50,000 to charities across the country in 2019, based solely on employee recommendations and votes.
The first recipient is the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization dedicated to granting the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. The organization was nominated by TDS Telecom Network Specialist Dave McGuigan because of its importance to his family. McGuigan’s son was a Make-A-Wish child, ambassador and later served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire chapter.
This is the first of many charitable organizations that will receive support from the TDS 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving initiative. Through November 2019, employees will have the opportunity to nominate, and then vote for charities selected by their co-workers. The two organizations that garner the most votes each month will receive $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. In December, employees will vote again and two of the 22 winning organizations will receive an additional $4,000 or $2,000.
The founder of Telephone and Data Systems, Roy Carlson, once said, “I firmly believe that a local community is best served by local people who are aware of local needs.”
For TDS, being good citizens has always been a part of the company’s mission. The company viewed this anniversary celebration as a natural way to celebrate and give back. For more information about community involvement, visit tdstelecom.com.