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Granite Awarded Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award

Granite Awarded Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award

Company Recognized for Exceptional Philanthropy and Community Engagement

QUINCY, Massachusetts – November 29, 2023Granite Telecommunications, a $1.85 billion provider of communications and technology solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies, today announced it received the prestigious Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award. This honor acknowledges a company that exhibits an outstanding dedication to philanthropy by providing financial support and inspiring others to participate in charitable endeavors.

Guided by CEO Rob Hale, Granite has exhibited steadfast commitment to community service. Evident in Granite’s ethos of giving is the formation of Granite Gives Back Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by the company to identify, plan and finance philanthropic initiatives. Leading by example, Granite Gives Back chooses a charitable organization weekly, encouraging the Granite team to support it, with Granite matching every dollar raised. Furthermore, the organization orchestrates volunteer events, wherein Granite team members actively engage through company-sponsored Volunteer Time Off.

“We are profoundly honored to receive the AFP’s Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award,” declared Rob Hale, President and CEO of Granite Telecommunications. “Our commitment to philanthropy is not just a facet of our identity but a driving force. We firmly believe in the transformative power of giving back, going beyond mere support to actively engage with and uplift our communities. This accolade is a testament to our team’s passion and dedication to bringing about tangible, positive change in the lives of others.”

This year, Granite achieved another notable milestone, securing its position as the No. 1 Leading Charitable Company in Massachusetts for the third time. This recognition underscores the company’s ongoing leadership in corporate philanthropy. Having donated $72.8 million to charities based in Massachusetts in 2022 alone, Granite has consistently proven itself to be a beacon of inspiration in the realm of corporate responsibility.

For more information about Granite’s philanthropic activities and its dedication to community involvement, please visit the Granite Gives Back website at

About Granite

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

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