CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2012--
Unum’s commitment to its communities in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland was
strong in 2011, as the company and its employees contributed more than
$12 million to worthwhile causes.
The corporation gave more than $7.2 million in donations and $520,000 in
in-kind contributions. Unum employees donated more than $2.7 million to
non-profit organizations and through special events such as the United
Way campaigns in the U.S. and the Site2Site challenge in the U.K. In
addition, employees volunteered nearly $2 million worth of time to
organizations that are important to them.
“Unum has a long and proud tradition of giving back to the communities
where we work and live,” said Joe Foley, chief marketing officer. “It’s
one of our core values and it’s very rewarding to see that our employees
are so dedicated to our tradition of community support.”
Unum provides financial protection benefits in the workplace such as
disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance. Through its
Unum and Colonial Life businesses, the company has offices across the
U.S., the U.K., and in Carlow, Ireland.
The company focuses its charitable efforts in four main areas: public
education, disabilities, health and wellness, and arts and culture.
Throughout the year, hundreds of organizations and thousands of
individuals benefit from the support of the company and its employees.
The United Way was the biggest beneficiary of Unum’s corporate giving
last year. A sampling of other major beneficiaries in 2011 include
non-profit organizations that partner with Unum:
Hamilton County Department of Education in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Girls Incorporated of Worcester, Mass.
Jobs for Maine’s Graduates
Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands in Columbia, S.C.
Vitalise in the U.K.
is one of the leading providers of employee benefits products and
services in the United States and the United Kingdom. Through its
subsidiaries, Unum Group paid more than $6 billion in total benefits to
customers in 2010.
Brian Baker, 423-294-7839