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EarthLink Earns Awards, Works with Customers to Further Their Missions

Isaac Wwamujie, front, a student with the Worldwide Christian Schools program, joined by (left to right): Kristi Hojnacki, Isaac’s father Dale Dieleman and Holly Aungst, all of WWCS; Michelle Lemon of EarthLink; and Michael Aungst, also of WWCS

Spring is approaching, but many exciting EarthLink events, awards, and announcements are already in full bloom!

EarthLinkers are not apt to hide their light under a barrel, so it is with great pleasure that I announce that EarthLink Business® recently earned two 2011 Product of the Year Awards for Innovation from Internet Telephony magazine.

“I am happy to grant EarthLink two Product of the Year Awards. The editors of Internet Telephony independently verified that both EarthLink Complete Hosted Voice and EarthLink Complete SIP Trunking display quality and innovation, plus provide real solutions in the marketplace,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. Click here to read more.

EarthLink is committed to offering time, talent and resources to build strong, connected, thriving communities, but our primary corporate philanthropy effort is in support of Technology in Education. Our goal is to make an impact in the education of students between the ages of 5-13, in and out of school, through access to technology. Technology and advanced communications have created a global community, and EarthLink believes that a technology-rich education can better prepare students for the world in which they live and will work. EarthLink provides an online application form through which interested applicants can review giving guidelines and apply for funding for non-profit organizations.

EarthLink Business also counts many non-profits across the country as customers, and Worldwide Christian Schools (WWCS) is no exception. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, its technology program has helped children in many countries get the computers and software they need to learn and grow in a globally connected world.

On Friday, February 24th, EarthLink hosted the annual “Solutions are Simple” networking event as part of our corporate sponsorship with the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team. Nearly 180 customers, prospects and employees attended, including Worldwide Christian Schools. EarthLink donated more than 25 game tickets to WWCS employees and volunteers who support their global charity efforts. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with food, fun and entertainment as the Griffins defeated the Lake Erie Monsters.

And on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th, EarthLink donated data and voice services to support Cerebral Palsy Inc.’s 58th Annual CP Telethon in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The company’s contribution enabled volunteers to accept donations over internet and phone lines.

An EarthLink Business customer since 2008, Cerebral Palsy Inc. operates the nation’s longest-running local telethon and leverages our secure, reliable network year-round to provide the consistent quality of service and cost-effectiveness they require.

“Without this critical and generous contribution by EarthLink, our CP Telethon would be unable to effectively handle real-time donations during the event,” remarked Claire Williams, Director of Communications for Cerebral Palsy, Inc. Read more.

Finally, in South Carolina, EarthLink served as a silver sponsor for the 12th annual Lexington Race Against Hunger on Saturday, February 25.  The event raised approximately $35,000.

EarthLink’s Columbia, SC facility, which includes a Tier IV data center and Security Operations Center (SOC), employs managed information technology (IT), security professionals and certified engineers.  As a SAS70 Type II tested operation, it currently supports clients in 35 states and 10 countries.

To keep up to date on EarthLink, visit our press release page on earthlink.net.

About Pamela O'Connor

Pamela O'Connor
Pam O’Connor, Corporate Communications Manager for EarthLink, has more than a decade of proven marketing communications and public relations experience in corporate, non-profit and agency environments. As a marketing consultant, she’s advised clients ranging from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to SAS Institute. Pam is a recipient of the Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award recognizing innovative business practice in North Carolina. She earned her Master of Science from the London School of Economics and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is active in many philanthropic organizations, including Greyhound Rescue of North Carolina, The Wake County Autism Society, and PlayMakers Repertory Company.