Published on 4/15/2015

Allied Wire and Cable Commits $1 Million to Philadelphia Students by 2016



Natalie Beers
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Becky Kremm
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Collegeville, Pa.—Thousands of Philadelphia-area students are receiving scholarships to attend private, independent or parochial schools through the support of local businesses such as Allied Wire and Cable. The Collegeville wire and cable company has been working with the BLOCS organization toward this goal since 2013 and will have contributed $1 million by 2016.

In 2013, the owners of Allied Wire and Cable first learned about the nonprofit Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools organization, a group of companies, firms and foundations united to grant scholarships, raise endowment funds and support education across the Philadelphia region. The wire and cable company immediately contributed $250,000 and committed to donating the same amount the following year.

Students at local Pope John Paul II High School, right in Allied Wire and Cable's back yard, benefited directly from the first contribution in 2013 along with Presentation BVM, Holy Rosary Regional and St. Francis of Assisi.

Allied Wire and Cable added the students of Cristo Rey High School, Bishop Shanahan High School and the Gesu School to their 2014 beneficiaries. The Gesu School is located in one of the most-marginalized neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. Students living in this neighborhood attend one of the poorest-performing public schools in the city if they cannot attend the Gesu School. More than 90 percent of Gesu School students go on to receive high school diplomas. This is a remarkable statistic, given Philadelphia's average graduation rate of 65 percent.

Allied Wire and Cable renewed its commitment in 2015 and, by 2016, will have donated $1 million over four years. BLOCS executive vice president and former Philadelphia Flyer Don Saleski accepted the donation on the nonprofit's behalf, much to the delight of some avid Flyers fans at Allied Wire and Cable.

BLOCS executive chairman Bill O'Brien reports that they were able to aid 5,500 students with partial tuition scholarships in 2014, but that they still had to turn away 8,000 applicants. If you are interested in following Allied Wire and Cable's lead and improving these statistics in 2015, visit to learn more.

About Allied Wire and Cable, Supplier of Electrical Wire

Allied Wire and Cable is a family-owned and -operated specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable with more than 25 years of experience. Allied Wire and Cable serves all major global markets, including government and military, as well as the aerospace, automotive and telecommunications industries. AWC is dedicated to personalized service and assigns an individual sales rep to each and every customer. Customization services such as cut and strip, custom print, dyeing, striping, twisting and more are available in addition to a full range of custom cable design and manufacturing services. Allied Wire and Cable is headquartered in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, with stocking locations in Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Additional sales offices are located in New Hampshire and throughout the Southeastern United States. Allied Wire and Cable is proud to serve customers worldwide. For more information, visit



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