Cookies Use on AFL Website We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. Agree
Home / Company / Company Profile / News / 2016 News / AFL Presents $9,000 to United Way Affiliates in the Northeast

AFL Presents $9,000 to United Way Affiliates in the Northeast


AFL Grants Check to UW
Belmont, NH and Spartanburg, SC – Associates with AFL’s Test & Inspection division donated $9,000 to two United Way affiliates through its annual United Way campaign. Granite United Way received a $7,000 donation and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley received a $2,000 donation. These donations were made possible by AFL associates in Belmont, New Hampshire and Lowell, Massachusetts as well as AFL’s Community Outreach Program which supplemented donations.

“United Way is a fundamental part of our outreach program,” commented Linda Heney, customer service manager for AFL and United Way campaign coordinator. “Each year we are overwhelmed by the support of our associates and their willingness to give back to their community.”

AFL Grants Check to UW
Using the Star Wars movie as its theme, the annual campaign kicked off with a companywide meeting that provided an opportunity for each associate to learn more about United Way. Kevin Conway, resource development operations manager from Granite United Way spoke to associates about the various programs supported locally. Additionally, an agency representative from Laconia Area Community Land Trust spoke with associates about the organization’s goal to provide affordable housing and financial education to families in need and how United Way impacts them.

Employee donations at these two locations increased by 10 percent over the previous year while the number of donors remained constant. Additional AFL locations in the United States participated in an annual campaign with similar results.

For more information about AFL and its community impact, visit

Granite United Way photo (L to R): Kevin Conway, Granite United Way Resource Development Operations Manager; Rebecca Ippolito, AFL; Linda Heney, AFL; Scoop Welch, United Way Area Director, Central Region; Sean Adam, AFL

United Way of MA Bay and Merrimack Valley photo (L to R): Rebecca Ippolito, AFL; Sean Adam, AFL; Wendy Valentine, Senior Director, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Linda Heney
Inside Sales and Customer Service Supervisor, Test & Inspection Division
603.528.7780 x121

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager