Wherever they work, our employees are encouraged to get involved with their communities. They teach financial literacy, deliver Meals on Wheels, and plant trees. ING U.S. employees also hold leadership roles in professional development and community-building organizations that reflect our diverse workforce.
Employee giving and matching gifts
When employees contribute to a qualified charity, the ING U.S. Foundation matches dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 per employee. In addition, when an employee volunteers 50 hours or more of personal time to a nonprofit organization, the foundation donates $500 to the group.
In 2011, ING U.S. employees contributed over $2 million, assisting more than 2,000 qualifying nonprofit organizations all across the country. Combined with the corporate match, total contributions came to close to $3.8 million.
Volunteer time away
Each year thousands of employees serve their communities – and enrich their own lives – by participating in the company's Volunteer Time Away program, which allows them to volunteer for up to 40 paid hours a year during business hours. On average, approximately one-third of employees participate in volunteer activities each year.
ING U.S. employees give back to their communities from coast to coast collectively donating over 50,000 hours of their time.
- In Windsor, CT, volunteers teach financial literacy classes using the Junior Achievement curriculum.
- Employees in Minot, ND, partner each year with Community Action to provide holiday gifts for low income families.
- New York employees plant trees as part of the city's effort to increase its urban forest and volunteer with food pantries.
- Many ING U.S. sites have supply drives to collect much-needed items for local public schools. Some also adopt a school, with employees teaching a class for a day or painting the schools to cover graffiti.
When disaster strikes, such as the Peru, China and Haiti earthquakes to the floods in Mexico and Iowa or tornadoes in Kansas, ING U.S. is there to help, providing critical financial aid to assist ravaged communities as they recover and rebuild.CN60362042010