Shentel Foundation Commits $50,000 to Leadership West Virginia


Shentel Foundation Commits $50,000 to Leadership West Virginia

Five-year commitment will support scholarships, events and other program activities

(Charleston, W.Va.) – The Shentel Foundation, a part of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (NASDAQ: SHEN) and based in Edinburg, Va., today announced a $50,000 commitment to Leadership West Virginia (LWV) over the next five years, deeming it the first Diamond Sponsor of the program in 2019.

“Shentel looks forward to this partnership with LWV and sees the value in the organization’s mission to prepare leaders to move West Virginia forward,” said Chris French, President of Shentel and of the Shentel Foundation.

LWV Executive Director Pam Farris said the program, now in its 28th year, has grown into a widely recognizable program in West Virginia with more than 1,400 alumni and a dozen long-time sponsors who give significantly year after year to support scholarships, speakers and session content, and who provide value to the program and its sessions around the state.

Farris said Shentel’s generous giving supports LWV’s mission to move West Virginia forward. “The Foundation’s contribution greatly increases our opportunities to expand our core leadership program in 2019 and we look forward to a continued relationship with them.”

About Leadership West Virginia

Leadership West Virginia’s is an innovative program that grows, engages and mobilizes leaders to ignite a lifelong passion to move West Virginia forward. The program is geared toward business leaders across West Virginia, and hosts eight sessions around the state in different locations, each with a different topic relevant to current events in West Virginia and with a leadership component. This year’s class is composed of 57 members across


the state. The kick-off session of Leadership West Virginia this year will take place March 21 – 22 in Charleston. More information about LWV can be found at

About Shenandoah Telecommunications Company and the Shentel Foundation

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides a broad range of diversified communications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company’s services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and digital voice; fiber network and services; and regulated local and long-distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive personal communications service (“PCS”) affiliate of Sprint in portions of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Shentel Foundation is a 501c3 that supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health, youth development and human services. The company-sponsored foundation was established in 1990 in Virginia.

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