DALLAS, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced that it reached a Company record with Associates giving $345,763 to the United Way 2015 Campaign and exceeded its goal of $290,000 by 19% and also exceeded 2014 results by 23%.
"When I started in 2008, we had contributions of $32,995 and in 2015 – our Associates increased that to $345,763 – an increase of over 10 times which is extraordinary," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies.
"Every year since 2008, our Associates stepped up and opened their hearts and pocketbooks to those in our communities in need of healthcare, education, and the basics of life to achieve something that I thought was impossible. They achieved a number of record United Way contribution levels including:
- Highest level of annual Securus Associates contributions;
- Greatest number of Leadership Givers;
- Greatest percent increase above annual goal;
- Greatest number of Associates giving.
"These contribution levels are wonderful – but those helped by the United Way are the real benefactors of the Associate giving level here," said Smith. "Our contributions will ultimately make lives better – and will also save lives, a real testament to our Associates' values."
"Securus Technologies runs what I would characterize as a model campaign," said Kent Reimann, Development Officer of Resource Development at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The company offers extra vacation days, has prizes, sponsors breakfasts/lunches where the United Way's mission is discussed, longer breaks and lunch hours – all designed to create an interest in what we do. We help those in our communities get out of poverty, we improve educational opportunities, and we improve healthcare – we focus dollars on those key human elements in order to make lives better, and we count on Securus Associates year after year."
ABOUT SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.
ABOUT UNITED WAY
United Way brings people together to improve lives and create lasting change by focusing on education, income, and health – the building blocks for strong families and thriving communities. We galvanize and connect all sectors of society – individuals, businesses, non-profits, and government – to create long-term change through investing in solutions that produce healthy, well-educated and financially stable individuals and families. We raise, invest and leverage contributions in community-focused solutions. We do more than help one person beat the odds – we are changing the odds for entire communities. To learn more, please visit UnitedWayDallas.org.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.