Clear Channel's 2005 Philanthropic Contributions Surpass $1 Billion
June 9, 2006 at 7:31 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS has announced the company’s total philanthropic contributions for 2005: more than $1 billion dollars, the greatest one-year total in the history of the company. CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO contributed more than $845 million, CLEAR CHANNEL TELEVISION contributed more than $61 million, CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR contributed more than $80 million and CLEAR CHANNEL INTERNATIONAL RADIO contributed more than $41 million to the company’s 2005 philanthropic efforts.
"2005 was a special year for CLEAR CHANNEL as the impact of our contributions was felt on national and local levels more than ever," said CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS CEO MARK MAYS. "Our people have championed causes ranging from aiding those devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the greatest donation by a media company to the Ad Council, which is part of an ongoing effort to support the country’s leading producer of public service announcements."
Added CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO CEO JOHN HOGAN, "Because of our reach in local communities, we’re able to make philanthropic decisions that have the greatest impact on local neighborhoods, whether it’s in support of local children’s hospitals and shelters, food banks, educational support programs or healthcare organizations. Evidence of this includes local initiatives such as our donation of the CLEAR CHANNEL HOUSE FAMILY Y, which supports local families and health and wellness programs in Augusta, as well as programs such as ‘Musicians on Call’, which brings music to hospital bedsides in New York and Philadelphia, not to mention thousands of public service announcement campaigns, including the multi-faceted ‘Be Clear About Your Health’ campaign in CHICAGO."