United Way Gets $2.3M from Comcast


At the outset of an annual cable-TV public-affairs conference, Comcast Corp. said it has doled out more than $2.3 million in 2004 pledges to United Way organizations in 27 states.

The nation’s biggest cable company said contributions would benefit 107 local United Ways in Comcast communities, and said the total was an increase in dollars raised and employee participation over 2003 levels, “making it the most successful campaign in Comcast history.”

Comcast joined United Way’s National Corporate Leadership Program in 2003.

In a press release, Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said: “The long and successful relationship between Comcast and United Way stems from our shared commitment to have a positive and measurable impact in the communities we serve.”

United Way of America CEO Brian Gallagher said in the release: “Comcast demonstrates great commitment to United Way and its mission.”

Employees contributed close to $1.6 million to local United Way groups. The Comcast Foundation made grants totaling $725,000, the company said.

The Cable Television Public Affairs Association’s annual Forum, at the Ritz-Carlton in here, began Sunday and ends Wednesday.