QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite Telecommunications, $1.85 billion provider of communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies, announced today that it was named the No. 1 most charitable contributor in Massachusetts at the Boston Business Journal’s 18th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards held on September 7, 2023.
Granite's unwavering commitment to philanthropy has once again set a remarkable example. This year's recognition marks the 15th consecutive year that Granite has received this honor and the third time it has earned the top spot, following its previous No. 1 rankings in the preceding year and 2019. Granite's repeated recognition underscores the company’s dedication to making a positive impact on its community and beyond.
In a year where 100 distinguished organizations were recognized as Top Charitable Contributors, collectively donating $425 million to nonprofit organizations, Granite's generosity shone through with an astonishing $72.8 million in donations to Massachusetts-based charities. This amounts to the largest annual sum of Massachusetts-based donations made by Granite in its 15 years as a Top Charitable Contributor, further cementing the company's position as a corporate leader in giving back.
“We are deeply honored to once again be recognized as Massachusetts' leading charitable company," said Granite President and CEO Rob Hale. "Our commitment to giving back is rooted in our belief that businesses have a vital role in shaping vibrant communities. This recognition is testament to our commitment to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve."
Under the visionary leadership of Rob Hale, a renowned philanthropist and advocate for social good, Granite has consistently prioritized giving back to the community. The company established Granite Gives Back Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as a dedicated vehicle for identifying, planning, and funding philanthropic projects. Granite Gives Back leads by example, selecting a charitable organization each week for the Granite team to rally behind, with Granite matching every dollar raised. Additionally, the organization coordinates volunteer events that Granite team members participate in through company-sponsored Volunteer Time Off.
For more information about Granite's philanthropic initiatives and its commitment to building a better community, please visit the Granite Gives Back website at www.granitenet.com/granitegivesback.
Granite delivers advanced communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.85 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management, supporting more than 650,000 locations. Founded in 2002, Granite has grown to be one of the largest competitive telecommunications carriers in the U.S. by simplifying sourcing and management of voice, data and cellular service with a single point of contact and consolidated invoicing for all locations nationwide. Today, Granite supports customers with a wide range of services, including access, UCaaS, mobile voice and data, and MSP solutions for SD-WAN, monitoring and network management. Granite employs more than 2,250 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, and 11 regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.