Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that it has received a 2012 Community Service Leadership Award from the Financial Services Roundtable, an organization representing 100 of the largest, integrated financial services companies who provide banking, insurance, and investment products to the American public. The list spotlights 23 companies this year, and it is the first time that Lincoln Financial Group has been recognized.
"We congratulate all of our winners, including Lincoln Financial Group," said Judy Chapa, Vice President of Community Services, Financial Services Roundtable. "The purpose of the award is to show our appreciation and encouragement of the commitment to volunteerism and community service. Lincoln Financial Group showed this kind of exemplary commitment and we applaud their efforts over the past year."
The awards review committee included representatives from the Roundtable’s national non-profit partners. The competition was open to any member company of the Roundtable, and winners were chosen based upon several key criteria:
- Percentage of Employee Volunteer Involvement in 2012
- Breadth of Involvement in Community Service Projects
- Involvement in Financial Education Initiatives
- Monies Raised/Donated
- Commitment at the Executive Level
"We are honored to receive this award," said Nancy Rogers, senior vice president and President of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group. "Good corporate citizenship is a principle upon which our company was built, and our more than 8,000 employees passionately carry on that tradition each and every day. Our commitment to investing in the community remains an ongoing and strong one."
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.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group has set aside almost $10 million of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $186 billion as of March 31, 2013. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit www.lincolnfinancial.com.
About The Financial Services Roundtable
The Financial Services Roundtable represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies providing banking, insurance, and investment products and services to the American consumer. Member companies participate through the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives nominated by the CEO.
Roundtable member companies provide fuel for America’s economic engine, accounting directly for $92.7 trillion in managed assets, $1.2 trillion in revenue, and 2.3 million jobs.