Corporate Citizenship Blog

Bringing hope back to the workplace: The story of employee giving at HCA Healthcare

Posted by TSimpson on May 14, 2013 6:00:52 AM

HCA_CorpTag_Logo_4cHospital Corporation of America (HCA) is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 162 hospitals and 112 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 205,500 people. Employees play a critical role in helping HCA deliver high-quality care to its patients around the globe. To help employees and their immediate families who are experiencing financial hardships, the HCA Hope Fund was established in 2005. The HCA Hope Fund is an employee-run, employee-supported public charity. Joe Flynn, Director of Community Engagement & HCA Hope Fund, shared some insights with the Center on the HCA Hope Fund and its role within the company.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Membership, Corporate Philanthropy, Employee Engagement

Dell philanthropy evolves to create greater value for the world and the company

Posted by Trisa Thompson on Feb 12, 2013 9:30:28 PM

The face of corporate philanthropy is changing. No longer are companies simply writing checks from their corporate foundations, taking a traditional grant-maker role and leaving the work to charities. Increasingly, we want to roll up our sleeves — still providing essential funding, but also manpower, services and expertise. And, we want measurable impacts.

Last year, my team met a little girl named Brooke Hester, who reminded me why this shift is so vitally important.

Brooke is a bubbly 5-year-old from Kingsville, Texas, who loves to dance and play. She is also part of an FDA-approved personalized medicine clinical trial for children with a cancer called neuroblastoma, run by the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium. Doctors and researchers in this trial are using Dell-donated technology to analyze massive amounts of genetic data from a child’s tumor to identify the round of drugs and precise doses most likely to have a positive impact.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Philanthropy, Philanthropy, STEM

Healthy effort to fight malnutrition springs from Amway CSR partnerships in China

Posted by TSimpson on Oct 31, 2012 7:30:32 AM

Launched in May 2011 in China, Amway’s Spring Sprout Project is a prime example of how a company can use strategic partnerships to further its CSR goals and address a social problem. Developed by the Amway Charity Foundation (ACF), the initiative has established more than 700 kitchens to fight childhood malnutrition in rural China. ACF has pledged to build 1,000 kitchens in total in order to feed 500,000 children each day.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Membership, Corporate Philanthropy, Partnerships, Community Involvement

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