February 1, 2019
Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider to contribute $10,000 to the American Heart Association
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI is making a $10,000 contribution to the American Heart Association (AHA) this month to support AHA’s important mission and to encourage Alaskans to take care of their hearts.
“February is a great time to remind Alaskans about the importance of healthy lifestyles and healthy hearts,” said GCI VP of Corporate Communications Heather Handyside. “GCI has a long history of supporting the AHA mission and we encourage our employees to commit to their own personal wellness. In addition to the cash donation, GCI will promote the AHA message on our social media platforms throughout the month of February and will feature AHA heart health messages on digital signs and promotional materials in stores across Alaska.”
“The American Heart Association greatly appreciates GCI’s ongoing support,” said Janet Bartels, Executive Director, American Heart Association Alaska. “Together we can make a direct impact in the health of Alaskans by raising awareness and encouraging healthy lifestyles for all.”
GCI is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships and grants to Alaska organizations, like the American Heart Association. GCI provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2018, more than 660 GCI employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours. For more information about how GCI supports organizations across Alaska, visit https://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.
GCI provides data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.