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Sprint is named to the Civic 50 list of community-minded large companies

Sprint, based in Overland Park, is the only company based in the Kansas City area listed in the Civic 50.
Sprint, based in Overland Park, is the only company based in the Kansas City area listed in the Civic 50. The Kansas City Star

Sprint Corp. was named among the nation’s 50 most community-minded large companies for 2014.

The Civic 50, which is limited to companies with at least $1 billion in revenue, recognizes businesses based on information they provide through surveys. Previously, the list was limited to companies included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index.

The ranking evaluates each company’s investment in community engagement, including employee time and skills; how well the company integrates community engagement into its business; its support of engagement though policies, incentives and systems; and how the company measures the social and business impact of its engagement programs.

Sprint’s inclusion in the list reflected its support of local and national community outreach programs, its employee volunteers and employee-giving campaigns and employee resource groups, Sprint spokeswoman Melinda Tiemeyer said in an email.

She also cited Sprint’s own charitable and corporate giving and its participation in Feed the Need and United Way. Sprint employees and the Sprint Foundation have donated millions of dollars “to provide life’s most basic needs to people who may otherwise go without in the communities where we live and work,” she said.

Sprint, based in Overland Park, was the only company based in the Kansas City area listed. Others on the list included companies with operations in Kansas City, such as State Street Corp., Southwest Airlines and Bank of America.

Civic 50 is a partnership of Bloomberg LP and Points of Light, which sprang from President George H.W. Bush’s call for a thousand points of light to address national problems.

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