Today, CMN Hospitals raises funds and awareness for
170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments
to 10 million kids across the U.S. and Canada. Funds raised
go toward research, training, equipment or a fund for
families who lack the necessary financial resources.
“At Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, we care deeply
about serving others and supporting strong and vibrant
communities,” said Tom Ealy, president and CEO.
In addition to supporting CMN Hospitals, Ameriprise also
supports other national nonprofits, including Feeding
America and the American Red Cross. A generous
matching program with optional payroll deductions makes
charitable giving a quick and easy process.
Over 70 percent of its 1,600 employees donate to charitable
causes during its annual corporate-wide Giving Campaign.
Employees in Las Vegas and Phoenix support charities
such as Habitat for Humanity and Desert Mission in
Phoenix while employees at the Green Bay, Wisc.,
headquarters work with a variety of charities, including
volunteering for the local food bank, Paul’s Pantry, during
the National Day of Service in November.
Another local charity that Ameriprise employees are
involved in is Jefferson School Adopters, which assists an
at-risk elementary school. Ameriprise supports the school
through holding supply drives, sponsoring field trips and
donating healthy snacks. Employees also work as tutors in
adopted classrooms and participate in a popular pen pal
program between students and employees.
“The students begin to trust that you’re going to be there,”
said Carol, an Ameriprise employee and longtime supporter.
“Many of them don’t even have basic school supplies. I take
a pack of pencils with me when I go to the school. You
can’t help but help.”
First Choice: Donating Time and Money
First Choice, a program for Mortgage: Purchase &
Refinancing, gives back on national and local levels.
First Choice donates time and money to a breast cancer
awareness auction, provides dogs for veterans in need
through Canine Champions for Veterans, raises money and
supplies for comfort and support for kids in foster care, and
helps build homes for disabled veterans.
“We have a rich history of raising money for hospitals, giving
to veterans who have served our country, and supporting
many national and local nonprofit organizations,” said John
Alexander, director of the mortgage program.
The Heart Association for Women, the American Cancer
Society, the Red Cross and Junior Achievement are
additional supported charities.
Employees also donate time and money locally, including
feeding the homeless; raising money for boys and girls
clubs, Toys for Tots, and food banks; and helping stuff
backpacks for kids at the beginning of each school year.
Another local event is The Festival of Trees in Pocatello,
Idaho, which raises money to help schoolchildren receive
a quality education. Last year, more than $100,000 in
technology was awarded to 45 teachers. This technology
impacts the academic success of more than 4,000
students every year.
Costco Auto Program:
Giving Back to the Community
Costco Auto Program’s mission is to provide a simple and
stress-free car buying experience to members. Additionally,
the company believes that corporate giving should start
with helping its employees contribute to the communities in
which they live.
Though Costco Auto Program’s 250 employees are spread
out across the country, its goal is to have all employees give
back, whether through company initiatives or on their own.
Annually Costco Auto Program gives to National Wounded
Warrior Center in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and San Pasqual
Academy in San Diego, where foster children live and go
In addition, each year during the holiday season, Costco
Auto Program provides employees with gift cards to give
to someone who could use some help.
“It gives our employees the opportunity to have a positive
impact on someone in need,” said Gina Paolino, vice
president of operations. “They directly experience ‘it is
better to give than receive.’”
Like Costco, Costco Auto Program believes success can
be tied to giving back.
“Our providers are similar to Costco not just in their
commitment to take care of our members, but also to
take care of their communities,” said John Conlon, Costco
Services director. “They often give their money, support,
and time to important causes and charities wherever they
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