Avnet, Inc. Celebrated 20 Years of Community Service and Support with
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
150 Avnet employees volunteer at annual Serve A Thon to help refurbish Phoenix
area high school and support student pre-engineering program
PHOENIX -- May 1, 2013
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, celebrated 20
years of volunteerism and financial support with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, a
501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers people to become engaged, take
action and create positive change in their communities. On Saturday, April 27,
2013, approximately 150 Avnet employees volunteered at HandsOn Greater
Phoenix’s annual Serve A Thon day of service event. Having partnered with
HandsOn Greater Phoenix since it was established in 1993, Avnet commemorated
the organization’s 20-year anniversary by making a $10,000 grant. Avnet also
donated a sponsorship package for HandsOn Greater Phoenix to advertise their
milestone anniversary in various media outlets.
“Volunteerism is an integral part of our culture and the foundation for
Avnet’s community relations programs. Avnet employees are dedicated to
supporting our communities and for 20 years they have been volunteering with
HandsOn Greater Phoenix. Education and children’s issues are strategic pillars
in our efforts, and being able to focus on schools makes this partnership a
perfect fit for us and our employees. Working with an organization as
excellent as HandsOn for this long demonstrates the depth of commitment to a
partnership that really makes a difference,” said Teri Radosevich, Avnet vice
president of community relations.
“Thanks and recognition go to all the Avnet employees who were involved in
this year’s Serve A Thon for the first time and those who have been involved
year after year in this important day of service,” added Radosevich.
Teams of people across the Valley participated in this year’s 20^th annual
HandsOn Greater Phoenix Serve A Thon, completing projects at 30 different
sites around the Valley. The 150 Avnet employees who participated in the Serve
A Thon completed 14 different projects and helped build an urban
sustainability garden at Kino Junior High School, where students will be able
to grow crops and donate them to local food banks. Avnet volunteers also
helped sort Legos for the school’s “Gateway to Technology” science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, which gives students the
opportunity to work on pre-engineering projects, including building Lego
Because of this high level of volunteerism by Avnet employees in HandsOn
Greater Phoenix programs, Avnet has been able to make annual donations of
approximately $8,000 a year for the past two years through one of its employee
giving program called the Dollars for Doers.
“Avnet has been the centerpiece of our Serve A Thon events since the very
beginning,” said Rhonda Oliver, chief executive officer for HandsOn Greater
Phoenix. “Avnet’s volunteer groups are always the largest and most sought
after groups every year. We are so grateful for all the support we have
received on behalf of the Avnet team throughout these past 20 years.”
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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success
by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Michelle Kershner, 480-643-7658
Director, Corporate Communications
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