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Upstate Giving, July 10, 2017

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Piedmont United Way recognizes AFL

Spartanburg-based AFL, a fiber optic cable, accessories and equipment manufacturer, was recognized by United Way of the Piedmont with three awards for its annual corporate campaign. AFL received the top award for Outstanding Employee Giving ($150,000 - $200,000), having set a personal record during the campaign with a 37% increase in the number of donors and a 20% increase in the number of employee donations over 2016.

According to a news release, AFL also received the Outstanding Campaign Committee Award for “demonstrating exceptional teamwork resulting in increased associate per capita giving,” and the Campaign Spirit Award, awarded to companies whose associates “exemplified the highest level of team spirit during their campaign.”

AFL associates in Spartanburg presented $237,000 to United Way of the Piedmont. AFL companies throughout the United States including North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Washington participated in local campaigns and collectively contributed an additional $30,500 to United Way organizations in their states, bringing the United Way campaign total to $267,500, according to the release.

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