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‘Tis the season of giving. And Verizon — joined by nearly 100 of its community partners, foundation-grant recipients, and state and local government officials — gathered recently to ring in the holidays and celebrate the impact the company has made in Maryland in 2014.

Verizon released its “Community Support Report,” which identified the $1.6 million in grants the company awarded this year to support communities in the areas of domestic violence awareness and prevention, healthcare and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

In addition, Verizon employees volunteered 18,560 hours this year to nonprofit groups in Maryland.

“Verizon is driven by its employees to use the innovative power of our technology and philanthropic dollars to address critical social issues,” said Tabb Bishop, Verizon’s vice president of state government affairs. “We are proud to partner with key nonprofit organizations throughout the state to be a positive force for change in communities in greatest need.”

Programs and organizations that Verizon supported in 2014 included:

Community Engagement Partners/Events

  • Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival
  • Baltimore County Baby Boomer Senior Expo
  • Charm City Youth Lacrosse League
  • Collective Empowerment Group
  • Friends of Fort McHenry – Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration
  • Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore
  • Maryland Hispanic Coalition
  • Patterson High School
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
  • World of Montgomery Festival


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