Employee Giving Makes an Impact

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December 21, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Category: SHH News

Throughout the year, more than 2,000 organizations of all sizes partner with Second Harvest Heartland contributing in a variety of ways. One of the most impactful ways is through supporting employee giving through paycheck donations or matching gifts.

Last year, employee giving and workplace matching gifts generated more than $1 million dollars for Second Harvest Heartland, helping provide more than 4.1 million meals.

One of our generous partners in employee giving is Ameriprise Financial. Through their annual employee giving campaign, business unit teams organize volunteer events, nonprofit learning seminars and other fun activities—all with the purpose of encouraging employees and financial advisors to donate to their favorite causes. To encourage and reward participation, Ameriprise matches individual employee contributions up to $2,000 annually. We are thankful to be a partner in their campaign.

When asked about the importance of employee giving, Jennifer Jones, Senior Director of Community Relations for Ameriprise Financial stated, “giving back is deeply rooted in our culture. For more than 120 years, we have been dedicated to helping improve the lives of individuals and building strong, vibrant communities.”

The collective impact that Ameriprise Financial employees have made on the communities where they live and work is great - more than 79 percent of employees participate and when combined with the Ameriprise Financial match  they’ve contributed more than $30 million to nonprofits across the country over the past 10 years.

To find out how you might double your impact with matching gifts, visit 2harvest.org/employermatch. Or, contact us to see how your company can partner with Second Harvest Heartland on your next employee giving campaign.


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