The Standard’s Employee Giving Campaign Raises a Record $4.7 Million for Nonprofits and Schools

During the 2018 Employee Giving Campaign, current and retired employees at Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) pledged $1.7 million benefiting more than 1,800 schools and nonprofit organizations. After a dollar-for-dollar match by The Standard and a second match by parent organization Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, total contributions from the 2018 campaign will exceed $4.7 million. These results broke all previous giving records for the campaign.

“Each year during the Employee Giving Campaign I’m reminded that this now 113 year-old company has compassion and community service in its DNA.”

“I am incredibly proud of how generous our employees are,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Standard. “Each year during the Employee Giving Campaign I’m reminded that this now 113 year-old company has compassion and community service in its DNA.”

More than 2,100 employees pledged support during the campaign through various programs. These contributions, which are in addition to The Standard’s corporate and foundation giving, will be distributed to nonprofit organizations during 2019.

One unique tradition is The Standard’s Jeans Days program. It provides employees an added incentive by encouraging them to give $100 in exchange for wearing jeans to work on Thursdays and Fridays. Once again, The Standard and Meiji Yasuda matched these donations dollar-for-dollar. This year’s beneficiaries of the program were four Habitat for Humanity chapters located in Altavista, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; White Plains, New York; and Portland, Oregon. Additionally, the Otter River Resource Center and Brighton Center were Jeans Days partners. Overall, this one program raised more than $464,000 for six nonprofit organizations.

The following are among the many organizations receiving support from the Giving Campaign:

Habitat for Humanity Portland / Metro East $370,000
Oregon Food Bank $120,000
Central City Concern $70,000
Oregon Humane Society $65,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting $54,000
Otter River Resource Center $50,000
Mercy Corps $47,000
Regional Arts & Culture Council $46,000
Vnam Children’s Foundation $45,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington $40,000

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