AFL Recipient of YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Community Impact Award

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading fiber optic manufacturer and provider of services, was the recipient of the 2017 Middle Tyger Community Impact Award presented by the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg. The award is given to individuals and organizations that demonstrate extraordinary commitment and support of the YMCA’s mission, to put Christian principles into practice through programs that create a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The award is decided upon by the YMCA staff and board leaders.

“AFL was chosen because of their generous support of our mission through the annual campaign as well their support of a wide array of local charitable initiatives,” commented Rick Callebs, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg. “Moreover, AFL has given more over time to the Middle Tyger YMCA in terms of annual dollars and volunteer service than any other organization in the Middle Tyger service area.”
For nearly 10 years, AFL has supported the Middle Tyger YMCA and its Partners with Youth Scholarship Program. With the diverse community that the YMCA serves, the ability to pay for a membership or childcare services can be a hindrance for many families. The YMCA vows to never turn anyone away for that reason. Funding from AFL helped provide financial assistance to those in the community who need support during times when unforeseen circumstances make it difficult to afford services at the YMCA.
“We are honored to be chosen as a recipient of the 2017 Middle Tyger Community Impact Award,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “AFL and its associates live out our core value—community engagement. We believe in giving back not only financially but also with our time. Putting forth these efforts help enable others to thrive now and for years to come.”
AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, volunteer projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit
Pictured (left to right): Corie Culp, Community Relations Manager/AFL, Mark Reeve, Procurement Manager/AFL, Donna Page, Vice President of Finance/AFL
About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit
Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager