Boeing teammates in South Carolina give more than $220,000 to Charleston-area nonprofits

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC –  Boeing teammates in South Carolina gave more than $220,000 to 39 Charleston-area nonprofit organizations in 2015 to-date through the company’s Employees Community Fund (ECF). The grants were announced at a recent ceremony on the Boeing South Carolina campus. Thirty-seven grant recipients took part in the event, joined by Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship representatives and Boeing South Carolina teammates.

“Boeing teammates are generous with their time, talent and financial contributions to help improve our community,” said Jessica Jackson, Global Corporate Citizenship. “The Employees Community Fund is a way for our teammates to pool their resources together to make an even larger impact where we live and work.”

Since 2011, Boeing South Carolina teammates have given more than $700,000 to Charleston-area nonprofits through the ECF. Boeing’s ECF is a unique employee-owned and managed giving program that allows employees to support the needs of their local communities via recurring payroll deductions gifts. Because all associated costs of administering the ECF are paid by Boeing, 100 percent of employee donations go to the community.

“The ECF allows Boeing teammates to help those in need more effectively than we could on our own,” said Doreen Burrell, Boeing South Carolina Liaison Engineer and current ECF Board president. “Through ECF we are able to support our local community beyond simply volunteering time, and we are able to combine our charitable contributions for greater impact.”

Boeing South Carolina teammates have taken community responsibility to heart. In addition to donations through the ECF, teammates have volunteered more than 7,000 times for more than 200 community projects since 2011. Boeing recognizes its responsibility as a good corporate citizen as well, and the company has invested more than $22 million with South Carolina nonprofit organizations since 2009.

“The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center is grateful for the support of the teammates of Boeing South Carolina through this grant from the Employee Community Fund,” said Beverly Hutchison, Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center’s director of Development and Marketing. “This gift will allow us to continue to deliver the highest level of care this year to over 1,500 children and caregivers who have experienced trauma or abuse. Thank you Boeing teammates for helping us to change the world, one child at a time.”

“The Avian Conservation Center is grateful to the teammates of Boeing South Carolina for their investment in education and conservation through this grant,” said Burwell Boykin, Avian Conservation Center director of Development. “Thanks to you, Tri-county students will experience unique and inspiring programs featuring live birds of prey in flight and STEM learning opportunities.”

For more information on Boeing’s community engagement, visit http://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page.

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