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Comcast Spotlights TLC for Giving Tuesday

December 13, 2021

The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) was chosen as one of three organizations to spotlight during Comcast’s Giving Tuesday company presentation. 

Marsey Pendexter, Senior Manager for Comcast Community Impact, worked with the Comcast MyAbilities Employee Resource Group (ERG) chapter to coordinate a Live Zoom presentation for staff on Giving Tuesday. Specifically, Comcast’s MyAbilities ERG empowers People with Disabilities and their allies across the enterprise via increased exposure, leadership, mentoring and development opportunities, while championing a safe and welcoming disability-sensitive work environment. 

“Comcast is grateful to have a partner like Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf. Over the past four years, we’ve admired how tenacious and generous they are,’’ Pendexter said. “Their passion for and commitment to educating others on deaf culture has been very rewarding for our employees. We look forward to future events with The Learning Center.’’

TLC had the opportunity to share about its mission, history, and how the community has made such a positive impact on its students. TLC Superintendent Glennis Matthews described how its 12-month residential program (Walden School) has navigated the pandemic, and how the community’s continued generosity has helped students receive games, arts and crafts, special activities and other meaningful gifts. 

Following Superintendent Matthews’ presentation, two TLC students offered a brief American Sign Language (ASL) lesson for Comcast staff to learn basic phrases and words.

Comcast promoted its Matching Gift Program as part of its GivingTuesday promotion, where, should staff donate through their internal workplace giving platform, the company will double the donation amount.  

Comcast is a longtime partner to TLC, having worked together the past several years for Comcast Cares annual day of community service. During the height of the pandemic, Comcast wrote letters of encouragement for our residential students and staff. And just recently, Comcast donated a Video Game truck, which parked on our campus and offered residential students a fun afternoon activity. 

TLC Superintendent Glennis Matthews in the foreground; in the background, two students looking at laptops.

During Comcast Giving Tuesday company presentation, TLC Superintendent Glennis Matthews shared how our Walden School program navigated the pandemic, and how the community’s continued generosity has helped students receive games, arts and crafts, special activities and other meaningful gifts.