MORE: The Great-West Financial and Empower Retirement community involvement strategy is centered around “ACT: Associates, Community, Together.” ACT has four main aspects: matching gifts for employee donations of time and money, paid volunteer hours, on-site planning committees, and support for employee fundraising teams. More on ACT. See their company Community Impact Report.
Great-West Financial and Empower Retirement recently wrapped up a five-city CommUNITY Expo initiative to engage and empower their employees to support causes closest to their hearts and amplify their impact with company support.
Great-West Financial and Empower Retirement helps people create a stable financial future for themselves and their families. In the community, they support their employees who demonstrate that same dedication to making the world a better place through company matching gifts, support for volunteerism and fundraising teams, and encouraging involvement in company groups fostering collaboration, professional development, and inclusiveness. The national CommUNITY Expo events helped to fuel that dedication.
About 600 employees across the Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Boston, and Andover areas participated in the CommUNITY Expos, during which they interacted with local nonprofits, internal clubs, and business resource groups such as the Women’s Empowerment Network, the Black Organization for Leadership Development, Empower Abilities, and Connect With Success. The events stemmed from a partnership between the Corporate Social Responsibility team and the Diversity and Inclusion team, whose goal is to foster an inclusive workplace where their people feel welcomed to bring their authentic selves to work.
Elizabeth Moser, the Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, reflected on the company’s culture and community involvement, saying, “Our company is about taking action, big and small, to replace—for life—the income people made while working. We want to build better communities in the same way, by brightening our own backyards with associate and company contributions.”