Employee donations top $1 million for third consecutive year via
pledges, payroll deductions and one-time contributions
RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC)
announced today that its employees have raised approximately $1.1
million for United Way organizations across the country during its
annual month-long campaign, which took place in October. Lincoln
Financial’s employees were invited to participate in the campaign, a
tradition that spans three decades and is an extension of the company’s
philanthropic efforts – through the Lincoln Financial Foundation – to
enhance local communities.
From October 7 – 30, each of Lincoln Financial’s nine major business
locations, including Atlanta, Concord, N.H., Fort Wayne, Ind.,
Greensboro, N.C., Hartford, Conn., Omaha, Neb., Philadelphia, Radnor,
Pa. and Rolling Meadows, Ill., through various fundraising activities
donated a total of $1,096,527. Some of these activities included, online
auctions, golf outings, road races, basket raffles and bake sales. In
addition, all employees had the opportunity to make one-time
contributions, ongoing payroll deductions and submit pledges.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the volunteerism and overwhelming financial
support from our employees. Their enthusiasm for the annual campaign
increases each year, and their spirit for giving is inspiring,” said
Nancy Rogers, senior vice president and President of the Lincoln
Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group.
“This year’s campaign theme, ‘Give hope. Give now,’ brought to life the
notion that we may all give in different ways, or for different reasons,
but we all give the gift of hope, which can transform the lives of those
in our communities in immeasurable ways.”
Funds raised from Lincoln Financial’s latest employee campaign will help
support the United Way organizations in communities where employees
live, in the areas of education, financial stability and health. In
addition, Lincoln Financial supplements nearly $1 million in direct
grants to United Way as part of the year-round efforts of the
Foundation. The Foundation donates more than $10 million annually to
nonprofit organizations focused on youth education, human services,
economic and workforce development and the arts that are located in
communities where Lincoln Financial has a strong business presence.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower
Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and
optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement,
insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their
lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against
long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln
Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation
(NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $214 billion in assets
under management as of September 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit
organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under
Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts,
education, human services, and economic/workforce development.
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