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Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County Honors Jeff Buckingham with 2024 Legacy Award

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Astound Business Solutions leader cited for decades of community service

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA – June 25, 2024 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County recently honored local telecommunications executive Jeff Buckingham with its 2024 Legacy Award, at the nonprofit’s annual “Big Event” fundraiser. Buckingham, who serves as Senior Director, Business Solutions, for Astound Business Solutions (formerly Digital West), has been an active supporter of Big Brother Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County for nearly three decades. The 2024 Legacy Award was presented by the organization’s CEO, Stacy Salame, to honor Buckingham and Astound’s longstanding commitment to numerous non‑profits throughout the area.

Under Buckingham’s leadership, Astound and its predecessor companies have provided vital low-cost technology and internet connectivity for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County and more than 30 other non-profits throughout the Central Coast. Buckingham has also been supportive of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County’s local mentorship programs, continuously encouraging business leaders and potential mentors throughout the community to get involved with the organization’s efforts.

“This year’s recipient was an obvious choice, as Jeff Buckingham and the team at Astound have been supporting us with telecommunications and connectivity services for many years, not to mention Jeff’s continuous advocacy of our mentorship and other key programs,” said Salame. “More broadly, under Jeff’s local leadership, Astound and its employees have gone above and beyond in being community advocates, whether through countless hours of volunteerism or providing non-profits like ours with affordable technology and connectivity to further our missions.”

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County embodies the very best of our community and I am deeply honored to receive this award on behalf of more than 50 local Astound employees,” said Buckingham. “We are fortunate to live and work on the Central Coast and take tremendous pride in being community ambassadors. Our community involvement really started with our predecessor companies, and I am grateful that Astound wholeheartedly supports and encourages our continued community advocacy and leadership here on the Central Coast.”

In previous years Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County has honored Lindsey Harn, Clint Pearce, Bill Jodry, Carol Florence, Hal Sweasey, Bryan Gingg, JED Nicholson, Karen Colombo, Claire Vollmer, Christie Tjong Clemons, the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, The Big Brothers Big Sisters Realtors’ & Lenders’ Circle, CIO Solutions, and Pacific Western Bank. For more information on volunteering or contributing to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County, call 805-781-3226, or visit www.SLObigs.org.


About Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The local, volunteer and donor funded organization provides targeted recruiting, screening, training and matching, as well as ongoing support, safety training and supervision for volunteers, children, and families.  A nationwide Harris Interactive study found that adults who were involved as children in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs grew up to be better educated, wealthier, and report stronger relationships with their spouses, children and friends.

About Astound Business Solutions
Astound Business Solutions provides IT leaders with high-capacity, secure connectivity for their mission-critical applications while increasing overall agility and responsiveness. A part of Astound Broadband, the award-winning national telecommunications provider offers advanced solutions that are delivered over a diverse, carrier-grade network that provides the speed, bandwidth, and reliability businesses need to support growing data demands. With coast-to-coast connectivity to over 75,000 business customers, Astound Business Solutions maintains a local, customer-centric approach, with dedicated industry experts on-hand around the clock to help businesses stay on top of today’s evolving IT technology and remain competitive in their markets. Visit astound.com/business.

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Astound Business Solutions
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