Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Granting

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Leading the Greening: Hundreds of UTC Employees Lead Global Green Apple Day of Service Events

FARMINGTON, CT -- Employees across United Technologies Corp. (UTC) are volunteering in their local communities to lead sustainability events designed to transform schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments. Hundreds of employees of UTC companies around the world will spend the next few weeks participating in over a dozen school sustainability projects, all part of this year’s Green Apple Day of Service.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Savings Institute Bank & Trust Employees Donate $3000 to Local Causes

WILLIMANTIC, CT -- Each quarter of the year Savings Institute Bank & Trust employees come together to help a local cause through the bank’s 100% employee-funded Caring and Giving Program. The second quarter of 2016 focused on aiding individuals with disabilities or special needs and donated $3,000 to eighteen local organizations including Olean Foundation, Inc., The Matty Fund, Project Genesis and Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center among others.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Alexion Employees Volunteer Together in Company’s First Global Day of Service

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that more than 1,500 employees around the world are volunteering in their respective communities as part of the Company’s first Global Day of Service. For this inaugural event, Alexion employees are partnering with local non-profit organizations to participate in service projects focused on improving health, wellness, and education in 30 of the Company’s local communities across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Paul Newman's Foundation Fights Looming 200 Percent Tax

WASHINGTON, DC -- When Robert Forrester comes to Washington for several days in September, he will have a familiar, but pressing, task on his agenda: meeting with lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill to make what might be the biggest pitch of his decades-long career in philanthropy. Forrester, the president and chief executive officer of Newman's Own Foundation, has spent the last five years building support for legislation to save the foundation and open the door to more innovation across the nonprofit world. If Congress doesn't act soon, the foundation could face a whopping 200 percent tax at the end of 2018—a problem Forrester told Bloomberg BNA is an “existential” issue.