Granite CEO gives 2 hospitals USD 50m each

Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of communications solutions to businesses and governmental agencies, announced that its CEO & President Rob Hale and his wife, Karen Hale, are donating USD 100 million to two world-renown hospitals, Brigham and Women´s Hospital and Boston Children´s Hospital, the company said.

The USD 100 million donation will be divided evenly between the two institutions, making Brigham and Women´s USD 50 million portion the largest single gift it has ever received and Boston Children´s Hospital´s USD 50 million split will tie its all-time high.

Granite and the Hales have been repeatedly recognized as philanthropic leaders. In past years, Granite has hosted large fundraisers, including its Granite Day event and Saving by Shaving, which together have raised over USD 17.5 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

On a weekly basis, the company raises about USD 5,000 for local charities that are nominated by a member of Granite´s staff in any of the local communities where Granite has offices. Through this program, Granite has supported more than 500 local charities with over USD 1.7 million in donations.

Granite provides voice, data and other related communications products and services to multi-location businesses and governmental agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Granite furnishes services to more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and 1.5 million voice and data lines under management. Granite employs over 1,800 people at the company´s headquarters in Quincy, MA, and offices in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, New York, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Providence, RI and West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, visit