AFL Presents $183K to United Way Organizations across the U.S.

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a global leader in fiber optics manufacturing and service provider, and AFL associates donated $183,800 to four United Way organizations across the nation. Combining their efforts under AFL’s three-week United Way Campaign themed “Let’s Go Crazy,” AFL associates raised money and community awareness through fun team-building activities.

“AFL aligns its Community Outreach Program with United Way’s impact areas: education, financial stability and health,” said Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “We believe our donations help exponentially when we partner with organizations such as the United Way who have carefully surveyed our community and know where the need is.”

Based in Duncan, S.C., AFL’s corporate headquarters raised $163,000 for the United Way of the Piedmont, exceeding last year’s $145,000 donation and setting an AFL record. Through agency tours, luncheons and an 80’s costume contest, associates learned how United Way supports the Piedmont region became a part of that support by giving back.

AFL locations in Belmont, New Hampshire and Lowell, Mass. raised a combined $6,000 for the Granite United Way. Associates participated in a number of activities to build excitement for the campaign, including a costume contest and weekly drawings.

In Atlanta, associates presented an $8,500 donation to the United Way of Greater Atlanta, one of the largest United Way’s in the nation. Associates spent the campaign engaging in numerous community events, including decorating and filling over 100 snack bags for children who will take part in United Way programs over the summer.

Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division located in Tukwila, Wash., raised $6,300 for the United Way of King County which exceeded their goal by $3,600. Associates kicked off the campaign with a “lunch-and-learn” where a community speaker educated them on their community’s needs and the importance of giving.

The United Way Campaign and donations were made possible by AFL’s extensive Community Outreach Program that includes grants, ACT (AFL Community Team) projects, sponsorships, Take Root (a program to provide trees to communities), disaster relief and more. For more information about AFL and its community impact, visit

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 inside plant central office, EF&I, 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 the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager