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Consolidated Communications Foundation Awards $34,000 in Grants in the Kansas City Area

Sixty-eight local non-profits benefit from employee generosity

April 12, 2018 –The Consolidated Communications Foundation is pleased to announce it provided over $34,000 in grants, sponsorships and charitable gifts to 68 non-profit organizations in the greater Kansans City area.

These contributions were made possible by the generosity of Consolidated Communications employees who give to the Consolidated Communications Foundation in support of causes and agencies they deeply care about. Doubling the impact of employee contributions, Consolidated Communications matched employee donations.

“Our employees are deeply engaged in the local community and Consolidated Communications’ company values mirror that commitment,” said Melissa Stringer, network engineer and vice chair of the Consolidated Communications Foundation. “I am impressed by the generosity of our employees, year after year, and I’m grateful for the company’s support of non-profit organizations in the Kansas City area.”

Since its inception in 1992, the Consolidated Communications Foundation has given more than $5 million to non-profit organizations. The Foundation’s giving focuses on addressing vital community needs, in keeping with employees’ philanthropic passions.

In 2017, the Consolidated Communications Kansas Foundation provided:

  • $8,000 for children and family services, including Hope House, SAFEHOME of Johnson County, and Sunflower House.
  • $9,000 for cultural and animal-focused programs, including: Wayside Waifs, Great Plains SPCA and Friends of the Zoo.
  • $7,500 for physical and mental health services, including: Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Gift of Life (KC), and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.

About Consolidated Communications Foundation

The Consolidated Communications Foundation was formed in 1992 and is funded through generous donations   current and retired employees which are matched by the Company. Over the years, the Consolidated Communications Foundation has given more than $5 million to local, non-profit organizations benefiting communities in the company’s service area in California and Kansas. The Consolidated Communications Foundation is proud to support charitable organizations and initiatives that make the community a more vibrant place to live and work.   

About Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

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Nicole Elton, Consolidated Communications

 Melissa Stringer, Vice Chair, Consolidated Communications Foundation

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