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. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom 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.