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Connect Your Cause: UScellular Associates Nominate, Choose Local Nonprofits for $46K Donation

CHICAGO (Oct. 19, 2023) – UScellular recently donated more than $40,000 to seven nonprofit organizations across the country through an employee-led campaign, helping celebrate the company's 40th anniversary by elevating the mission-driven work of its associates.

This fall, through the company’s third annual Connect Your Cause campaign, UScellular associates were encouraged to nominate and vote for the nonprofit that they were most passionate about. The nonprofits with the most votes then received donation amounts ranging from $15,000 to $3,000.

The winning organizations include:

Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation and Sanctuary received $15,000.Independence, Iowa
Aces for Autism received $10,000.Greenville, N.C.
Strong Native Minds received $7,000.Milwaukee, Wis.
Alzheimer's Association (Chicago Chapter) received $5,000.Chicago
Elizabeth Hopper Memorial Scholarship at Purdue University received $3,000.West Lafayette, Ind.
Muslim Community Center Academy received $3,000.Chicago
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.) received $3,000.Memphis, Tenn.

"Our associates are mission-driven, connecting customers to what matters most and the Connect Your Cause initiative engages their passion to build better communities,” said Kevin Lowell, executive vice president, chief people officer and head of communications for UScellular. “For 40 years, supporting local communities and nonprofits like these has been part of UScellular’s core. We’re honored to be able to strengthen these vital organizations and their causes.”

This is truly amazing. From bald eagles to bobcats , domestics and the dogs and all of us at Wildthunder, we thank you!

Tracy Belle, Founder and Director of Wildthunder WARS

In addition to Connect Your Cause, UScellular offers an Associate Match program, in which associates can double their donation to organizations that they are passionate about through a dollar-for-dollar match. They can also earn company-matched dollars through volunteering their time.

Since 2009, UScellular has invested more than $35 million in monetary donations, technology resources and countless experiences to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to newsroom.uscellular.com/community.

About UScellular
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.