TELUS has launched its newest Community Board, which entrusts local leaders with the allocation of grants to grassroots organizations that support vulnerable youth. The board will award more than $1 million over the next four years to youth programs with a focus on health, education, the environment, and technology. The TELUS North Carolina Community Board is currently composed of the following members. TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods has established a new TELUS Community Board in North Carolina. As part of this year’s grant recipients, 100 Gardens an Aquaponics Lab at Innovation Barn. Doing good is an integral part of our business as we work to digitally connect global supply chains, improving processes so that the food we eat and the goods we buy are safe and sustainable.
With the inauguration of its newest Community Board, TELUS has expanded its renowned worldwide philanthropy program, which entrusts eminent local leaders with the responsibility of allocating funds to community-based groups that assist disadvantaged youngsters. The TELUS North Carolina Community Board expands upon the work of TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods team members, who have been giving back to the state for more than 20 years. Over the next four years, the board will give more than $1 million to youth programs with an emphasis on technology, health, education, and the environment.
According to TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle, “Our TELUS team members throughout the world have enthusiastically embraced our giving where we live principle for more than 20 years. We are creating a legacy of contributing for the benefit of our communities and residents, and our creative TELUS Community Boards genuinely represent this attitude. In fact, we are guaranteeing that our resources produce the best social effects by entrusting philanthropic decision-making to local leaders who are the most knowledgeable about their areas. As we fulfill our commitment to making the future friendlier in the communities where we live, work, and serve, our team is proud to pledge over $1 million in support of grassroots groups around North Carolina over the next four years.”
The board announced the first tranche of funding awarded to a number of charitable organizations across North Carolina including 100 Gardens, an aquaponics lab at Innovation Barn. 100 Gardens is an educational 501c3 non-profit organization. With a goal to partner with schools and organizations to harness the passion, commitment, and resources of all who participate in their programs.
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