RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that for the fifth consecutive year, its employees raised more than $1 million for United Way organizations across the country during the company’s annual fundraising campaign. The campaign included activities such as online auctions, golf outings, road races, basket raffles and bake sales in each of Lincoln’s nine major business locations which include Atlanta, Concord, N.H., Fort Wayne, Ind., Greensboro, N.C., Hartford, Conn., Omaha, Neb., Philadelphia, Radnor, Pa. and Rolling Meadows, Ill.
“Our mission is to help our customers plan for and protect their financial future, so helping people improve their lives and contributing to strong, vital communities is intrinsic to what it means to Be Lincoln,” said Nancy Rogers, senior vice president and President of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group. “I’m proud of our employees’ commitment to extend that mission beyond our business as they give their time and money to help the most vulnerable in our communities.”
The United Way campaign has been a tradition for more than three decades at Lincoln and is just one example of how the company and its more than 9,000 employees personify the values of unity and equality valued by Abraham Lincoln. In addition to the $1,054,162 raised for the United Way, Lincoln employees recently donated more than $150,000 to the American Red Cross to help support recovery efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which was matched by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.
Funds raised from Lincoln Financial’s United Way campaign will support the respective organizations in each key city area including United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Granite United Way, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, United Way of Greater Greensboro, United Way of Allen County, United Way of the Midlands, United Way of Illinois and United Way of Greater Atlanta.
The Lincoln Financial Foundation also donates approximately $10 million annually to hundreds of nonprofit organizations focused on youth education, human services, economic and workforce development and the arts in communities where Lincoln Financial has a strong business presence. More information on Lincoln’s business and civic leadership can be found in the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people 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 $246 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Lincoln is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.
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.