CPC Spotlight — Alfac
March 17, 2020
Our Corporate Philanthropy Champions take giving to the next level. Not only do they value personal giving, but they also amplify what we do by making philanthropy a priority in their companies. Most corporations have a mission and values statement, but these supporters bring them to life.
Our corporate partners make philanthropy part of their mission.
Partners like Aflac see philanthropy as an extension of their corporate goals. Since Aflac established their fund at CCCF in 2016, they’ve invested more than $828,560 back into the community through grants to 103 nonprofits. Amanda Stevenson Grover, their philanthropy coordinator, explains why it means so much for the insurance company to give back locally. “Aflac is a company that is committed to being there for its customers during times of need, and it’s no different with our community. Aflac wants to be there when the community needs it most.”
One of Aflac’s priorities is funding initiatives to help children with cancer. The company is a presenting sponsor for Curing Kids Cancer’s Fire Truck Pull. Five Aflac teams are participating on April 25 at Soda City Market. Grover is an avid participant, “Kids who are survivors or currently receiving treatment get to tell each 10-person team how they should dress for the event. It’s a lot of fun, and each team competes to see who can raise the most for the cause.”
When company culture reflects personal values, everyone wins.
Community philanthropy has the power to transform a corporation into something bigger. People like working for a company whose values reflect their own. Grover knows Aflac’s team is among the best, “Aflac hands down has the best employees who love to give back. Just last year, our employees raised over $60,000 for multiple organizations.” That kind of commitment is essential to healthy communities.
Grover joined Aflac ten years ago and in 2018 became the philanthropy coordinator. During her time with the company, she’s chaired the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, helped an all-female team build a home for Habitat for Humanity, been a Lunch Buddy at nearby Logan Elementary, and participated in numerous other efforts. She currently serves on the advisory board at Habitat and on the foundation board at LRADAC.
Aflac rewards hard work in the community, too. “Our employees log their hours throughout the year,” explains Grover, “And at the end of the year, our CEO Dan Amos recognizes twelve outstanding volunteers and they are invited to lunch with executive leadership.” Giving people a chance to connect with leadership and sharing their passion for giving back is one of many ways Aflac encourages community responsibility.
Corporate Philanthropy opens the door to other opportunities to give.
When giving is part of the company culture, it doesn’t usually stop there. Volunteering brings people together and builds teams. At CCCF, we believe in helping our partners find ways to give back. We are a community of philanthropists and we’re grateful to the local businesses and corporations who share our values.
Contact Michelle Hardy today to learn more about how we can help your company invest in our community.