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Outstanding Corporate Partner

Each year the Foundation recognizes philanthropy in the corporate community at the Gold Bar Gala


Alliance Data

Alliance Data’s card services business provides private label, co-brand and business credit programs for many of the world’s most recognizable brands.  Alliance Data drives top-line sales and creates brand loyalty for its brand partners through their Know More Sell More promise which includes data-driven insights, innovative capabilities, and tailored marketing solutions.

More than 800 associates at Alliance Data’s Rio Rancho Customer Care Center support these brands by providing outstanding customer care to Alliance Data’s 50 million active cardmembers. Alliance Data has been recognized four years in a row for Best Places to Work, and believes in giving back to their family of associates and their communities, which is why they are being recognized.

Alliance Data is a new supporter of Albuquerque Public Schools, this being their first year to partner with the Foundation’s grant program.

Why did Alliance Data decide to support the program financially?  They genuinely care and support the interests and passions of their associates, which is giving back to the communities in which they live and work. They are encouraged to support their favorite charities and are committed to giving to organizations that are making a big impact in three areas of focus– children, hunger and education.

Alliance Data recognizes schools are in need of receiving the funding necessary towards educating children. They reached out to United Way to find a program that was underserved and were introduced to the APS Education Foundation. Moved by the Community Literacy Mentor Program at Manzano Mesa Elementary, they decided to expand this opportunity and fund an additional school, Governor Bent Elementary.

“Bringing APS and the Alliance Data community together to address a need in our school system is inspiring. It allows the community to be a part of the solution. We are excited to expand the efforts of the APS Education Foundation by supporting the Community Literacy Mentor Program,” Dinah Garcia Tolley, Sr. Director of Operations at Alliance Data’s card services business.

The APS Education Foundation has so many community partners who deserve to join Alliance Data in this honor of Outstanding Corporate Sponsor.  “We are always amazed at the many instances that someone hears about a need in APS and they simply fill it with true inspiration to make a difference,” said, Shannon Barnhill the Foundation’s executive director.

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