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Shining a Spotlight on Good Works

Shining a Spotlight on Good Works

At EarthLink Business, our employees are a motivated bunch, always involved in a wealth of non-profit causes that make our communities better places to live and work. Whether providing a special experience for adults with developmental disabilities or showing leadership in community fundraising, as the festive season approaches, it’s time to share some good news and shine a spotlight on their efforts.

For 14 years, employees from the Huntsville, Anniston and Arab, Alabama markets have hosted an annual golf outing, inviting vendors  to join us in raising more than $100,000 for various local non-profits. The recent 2011 Golf Outing was a resounding success, continuing the tradition of fun and charity!

On Saturday, October 8, 140 golfers played the Silver Lakes Golf Course, raising $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County and $5,000 for the Calhoun/Cleburne Children’s Center. In total, 36 different vendors sponsored the event, with 26 represented in course play. This year’s Masters Level Sponsors were Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, ADTRAN, Infinera and Syniverse. Congratulations to Kristie Warren and the entire planning committee for the wonderful outcome of their efforts.

Also in October, our “Monday Night at the South Side” with our customer the Pittsburgh Steelers brought together more than 50 customers, prospects and partners, including ACHIEVA’s Home Care Division.  EarthLink was pleased to provide ACHIEVA clients with developmental disabilities with an exciting Steelers experience, including the opportunity to wear an authentic Steelers Super Bowl ring, tour the Steelers locker room and weight room, and participate in a player meet and greet, autograph-signing and photo opportunity.

And finally, our hat is off to Beth Kelly Beth Kelly in EarthLink’s billing assurance department. She uses her gifts as a committed organizer to raise funds towards a cancer cure. On September 23, 2011, she and her husband hosted their “3rd Annual Golf for the Cure” tournament at Candia Woods Golf Course in Candia, New Hampshire. 68 golfers (with 11 players from EarthLink Business) participated. In all, the event raised $8,666.67 for the American Cancer Society. Beth has also served as team captain of “Mothers Sisters, Daughters- We Walk for You” for the past 6 years in support of the American Cancer Society. On October 16, 2011, the team had the honor of leading the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” in Manchester, New Hampshire because they were the #1 fundraising team in 2010! To date, her team has raised $10,662.67 for the American Cancer Society thanks to a huge outpouring of support!

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.