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Associates celebrate National Volunteer Month by giving back to local communities

UScellular Honors Recipients of President’s Volunteer Service Award

CHICAGO (April 3, 2024) – Throughout National Volunteer Month this April, UScellular is recognizing its associates for giving back to causes, nonprofits and local communities in big and small ways. Sixteen UScellular associates have been awarded the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award by the Office of the President of the United States for volunteering more than 200 hours in 2023. UScellular also is encouraging its associates to give their time and expertise through local community volunteer projects and a virtual skills-based volunteer activity.

Amanda Carew, UScellular Senior Data Visualization Engineer

Volunteering is a healthy way to grow as a family and spend time together. It also can push you out of your comfort zone to learn new things. I feel I am at a unique stage of life, where I have a few years of experience under my belt, some self-discipline, and the energy to contribute to improving groups I am involved with. When I combine that with my kids’ interests, an environment is created where it is easy to donate my time and resources in a way that is enjoyable for me, and beneficial for others.

Amanda Carew, UScellular Senior Data Visualization Engineer

The President’s Volunteer Service Award celebrates their philanthropic contributions and impactful service, which has benefited communities across the nation and serves as an inspiration for others to volunteer. The 16 UScellular associates who received the award are:

  • Amanda Carew; Chicago, Ill.
  • Amber Bryan; Chicago, Ill.
  • Amy Langley; Presque Isle, Maine
  • Andrea Kearns; Urbandale, Iowa
  • Cheyenne Cowen; Crescent City, Calif.
  • Diane Lauridsen; Chicago, Ill.
  • Eric Conlon; Marion, Iowa
  • Jonathan Groll; Chicago, Ill.
  • Katherine Kircik; Chicago, Ill.
  • Michael Richards; Davenport, Iowa
  • Mike Stachura; Chicago, Ill.
  • Mindy Nelson; Madison, Wis.
  • Ramprasad Kraleti; Chicago, Ill.
  • Scott Liesch; Brookfield, Wis.
  • Vincent Swan; Chicago, Ill.
  • William Skahan; Keene, N.H.

“Congratulations to all of our associates who have earned the prestigious President's Volunteer Award,” said Kevin Lowell, executive vice president, and chief people officer at UScellular. “This award symbolizes not only their dedication to service, but also their profound commitment to making a positive impact in their communities. The generosity that these associates demonstrate embodies the values that UScellular is committed to, and I am honored to celebrate their achievements.”

UScellular supports its associates’ deep commitment to local communities and causes. To encourage this commitment, UScellular offers a range of charitable programs for associates, including personal donation matching, Dollars for Doers grants and skills-based volunteerism.

Since 2009, UScellular has invested more than $47 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 donated more than $23 million in hotspots and service to help youth connect to reliable internet. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.