Voya Financial employees have a long history of contributing time, talent and financial support to better the communities where we, and our customers, live and work. They foster a deep culture of giving. Through the Employee Giving Campaign (EGC), our robust volunteer programs and executive board placement program, employees are driving positive change. While employee engagement benefits the community, it also helps employees gain new skills, expand professional networks, gain fresh perspective, discover creativity and practice collaboration skills.
Employee giving programs
One vehicle for our employees to demonstrate their commitment to the community is our year-long employee giving program. We exemplify our giving program with a month-long engagement campaign that heightens awareness each September. Voya employees raised $5.6 million in 2019, including the Voya Foundation match. When employees contribute to a qualified charity, Voya Foundation matches dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 per employee per year.
This investment creates a meaningful difference in our local communities and reinforces our corporate value We Care.
Employee volunteerism programs
National Day of Service
National Day of Service (NDOS) is a company-wide program harnessing the greatest asset we have to share — Voya employees. Across the company, executives and employees have the opportunity to participate in a diverse array of community initiatives during NDOS. Whether it’s working on a team alongside colleagues or participating in an individual project, our unified contribution of time and energy on a single day has a significant impact on the communities where we live and work. In 2018, 63% of our employees volunteered in their local communities.
Volunteer Time Away
Each year Voya employees serve their communities — and enrich their own lives — by participating in the company’s Volunteer Time Away program, which allows employees to volunteer for up to 40 paid hours per year during their normal work day.
Volunteer Matching Gifts
When an employee volunteers 50 hours or more on their personal time to an eligible nonprofit organization, Voya Foundation donates $500 to the nonprofit organization.
Volunteer Sabbatical Program
Through a competitive application process, a selection of Voya employees were chosen to participate in the third annual employee volunteer sabbatical project in Arizona (2019) that supports Voya Foundation’s giving priorities. Employees volunteer their time to support community needs. 100% of participants rated their experience as excellent or very good.
Executive Board Placement Program*
The Voya Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT) nonprofit board program is designed to further our community impact and provides opportunities for select Voya executives to serve on nonprofit boards in their local communities. The initiative is mutually beneficial by providing nonprofits with business expertise and promoting deeper connections to the communities where Voya offices are located. 50% of our ELT are serving on local nonprofit boards in the community.