PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During the 2011 Employee Giving Campaign, current and retired employees at Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”) pledged more than $871,000 benefiting more than 979 nonprofit organizations. After a dollar-for-dollar match by The Standard, total nonprofit contributions from the 2011 campaign will exceed $1.7 million, which represents a 13.5 percent increase compared to 2010. These contributions, which are in addition to The Standard’s regular corporate giving, are distributed to nonprofit organizations during 2012.
“The Employee Giving Campaign is an extension of what our business does every day: helping people when they need it most,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Standard. “I am really proud of how employees of The Standard answered the call to help make our communities better places to live,” Ness added.
More than 1,340 current and retired employees pledged support during the campaign.
The following are among the many organizations receiving support (figures cited include pledges by employees and dollar-for-dollar match by The Standard):
|Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette||$143,745|
|Oregon Food Bank||$81,672|
|Work for Art||$67,494|
|Oregon Humane Society||$39,044|
|The Standard Charitable Foundation||$28,428|
|Lake Oswego School District Foundation||$27,284|
|Children’s Cancer Association||$25,046|
|Oregon Public Broadcasting||$22,202|
|University of Oregon Foundation||$21,600|
For more information about community involvement at The Standard, visit www.standard.com/community.
About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life, AD&D, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, Inc., The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Inc., Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.