(New York, NY) – Time Warner Cable’s five-year philanthropic initiative, Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), today announced the national and People’s Choice winners of its Super Connector Search contest. The contest asked Time Warner Cable customers to share how they have connected young people in their communities to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The local Super Connector for Dallas, Cherri Rowe, was chosen as the national winner of the contest. A panel of expert judges picked Ms. Rowe’s entry among the 21 local finalists across Time Warner Cable markets. As the national winner, Rowe will receive an additional $10,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas after already receiving $5,000 for her work with the organization. Rowe will be flown to Los Angeles, along with a guest, to shoot her own public service announcement (PSA) that will be featured across Time Warner Cable’s national footprint. In addition, Cherri will receive a year of Time Warner Cable service.
The local Super Connector for San Diego County, Anna C. Lozar, of Carlsbad was selected as the People’s Choice winner through online voting. Anna will receive an additional $10,000 for the Carlsbad Education Foundation (CEF). As one of the 21 local finalists, Anna received an initial $5,000 grant for her work as CEF’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics program manager. She also starred in her own PSA that ran in her local market, which highlighted her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM related education through CEF.
“The Super Connector Search has been a great success in communities across our footprint,” said Tessie Topol, Time Warner Cable Senior Director, Philanthropic Strategy and Community Affairs. “This is a proud moment for us in recognizing Cherri, Anna and all of the finalists for their continuous efforts in raising awareness of the importance of STEM in the lives of young people and our nation.”
Time Warner Cable created the Super Connector Search to recognize customers who help to inspire the next generation of problem solvers. 21 local winners were chosen across Time Warner Cable markets. Each received a $5,000 grant for a non-profit organization of their choice that connects kids to science, technology, engineering and math. In addition, each of the winners starred in their own PSA that ran in their local market. The contest gave the public an opportunity to participate by voting for their favorite entry for the People’s Choice winner. Through the Super Connector Search, Time Warner Cable has contributed $125,000 to afterschool STEM organizations across the country.
For the complete list of winners and to view the PSAs, visit the CAMM site at www.connectamillionminds.com.
About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.