Every year, TDS employees reach out to help those less fortunate during the holiday season and throughout the year. Whether it’s sponsoring local holiday parades or hosting food drives, TDS employees can be found volunteering in their communities.
TDS is celebrating its 50th anniversary of business this year. One of the ways, TDS has celebrated is through its 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving. Employees submitted more than 500 charities and then voted for 22 charities that TDS donated $1,000 to each one. An additional $28,000 will be donated to charities submitted and voted on by TDS employees. Some of the charities benefiting from the 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving include: March of Dimes, Lung Cancer Research Foundation, National MS Society, National Kidney Foundation, Humane Society of the United States, and No Kid Hungry.
“Our communities are at the center of our businesses and it is our responsibility as a good corporation citizen to give back to the places and people that contribute to the sustainability and long term success of TDS,” said LeRoy T. Carson, Jr, president and CEO of TDS.
TDS began in 1969 as a collection of 10 small, rural telephone companies. “The foundation of our company formed around small communities that started their own telephone companies. Fifty years later, TDS is a Fortune 1000 company with six million customers nationwide. Today, we are investing in technology like fiber and 5G,” said Carlson.
In our TDS cable markets in 2019, here are some of the events TDS has been involved in either as a vendor sponsor or event sponsor:
Arvada: Taste of Arvada.
Cortez: Home and Garden Show, and Cortez Lions Club.
Estes Park: Rooftop Rodeo Ride.
Fort Carson: Yard of the month Club, and Kids Annual Fishing Trip.
Johnstown: TDS’ Nicole Lewis served as vice president of the Johnstown-Milliken Chamber of Commerce, Turkey Trot, Finally Friday Downtown, Finally Friday @2534, and Johnstown Jingle.
Mead: Movie in the Park, Concerts in the Park, Mead Community Day, and Mead Summer Block Party.
Milliken: BBQ Beef & Bean Day and Parade, and Finally Friday.
Severance: Severance Day.
Wellington: Business Expo, Fourth of July Parade, Well-O-Rama, Oktoberfest, and Christmas Parade.
Woodland Park: Business Expo, Oktoberfest, and Christmas Parade
Alamogordo: Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, Sip into Spring, Prime Time Business Expo, Earth Day, Desert Light Film Festival, Balloon Invitational & Music Festival, Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament, Rockabilly event, Otero County Fair, Burning of the Bulls, Gala Galaxy, Fallen Wings Foundation, USSSA and TDS’ Barbara Mick served as a judge for the Alamogordo Parade of Lights.
Carlsbad: Cavernfest, Microbrew Festival
Holloman Air Force Base: Super Bowl Party sponsor, TDS Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Military Children’s Carnival, Summer Bash, Comic Con, Wing Pride Run, Red, White & Blue 5K, Summer Reading Program, Sports Day Sponsorship, and Harvest Festival.
Hobbs: February Fest, Make a Wish Foundation, and Energy Plex Conference.
Lovington: Smokin on the Plaza, and Lea County Fair.
Mesquite: Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Mesquite Heart Walk, Rotary sponsor Mudd Volleyball & 5k Glow Run, Mesquite Works, and Mesquite Regional Economic Development.
Cedar City: Southern Utah University, Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, Canyon Creek Services, Cedar City Home & Garden Show, Utah Summer Games, and July Jamboree.
St. George: Toys for Tots, Dixie Power Kite Festival, Cotton Days, Peach Days, University of Utah Homecoming Game Watch Day, Dixie State University, Stuff the Suitcases School Supply Drive, Assistance League, Washington Little League, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Southern Utah Home Builders Association Parade of Homes, Neighborhood Connection, Root for Kids, St. George Streetfest, Washington County Fair, Oktoberfest, Kayenta Arts, St. George Chamber Gala, and Hurricane Chamber Gala.