|[January 31, 2013]
Unum tops $13 million in corporate and employee giving for 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
Unum's (NYSE: UNM) commitment to supporting charitable organizations
throughout the U.S., U.K. and Ireland was strong in 2012, as company and
employee charitable support to worthwhile causes topped the $13 million
"The needs in our communities continue to be greater than ever," said
Joe Foley, Unum's chief marketing officer. "I'm always incredibly proud
of our employees and amazed by their generosity. A strong commitment to
social responsibility is one of Unum's core values, so it's rewarding to
see that our employees are so dedicated to our tradition of community
Unum provides financial protection benefits in the workplace such as
disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance. Through its
Unum and Colonial Life businesses, the company has offices across the
U.S., the U.K., and in Carlow, Ireland.
The company primarily focuses its charitable efforts on supporting
public education initiatives that provide more oportunity for students
Over the years, Unum has been instrumental in creating education
programs like the Girls Leadership Academy in Worcester, Mass., the
Principal Leadership Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Education
Leaders Experience in Portland, Maine. And in Columbia, S.C., the
company has supported a number of education programs at St. Andrew's
Middle School for the past 11 years.
"We continue to invest heavily in these programs, and many more like
them," said Mr. Foley. "They not only improve the educational outlook of
children and young adults in our hometowns, they help us build strong
communities by developing tomorrow's leaders."
The United Way was another big beneficiary of Unum's corporate giving
last year. A sampling of other major beneficiaries in 2012 include
non-profit organizations that partner with Unum:
Hamilton County Department of Education in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Mass.
Maine Development Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands in Columbia, S.C.
I CAN in the U.K.
is a leading provider of financial protection benefits through the
workplace. The disability insurance leader in the U.S. for 36 years,
Unum's portfolio of financial protection products also includes life,
accident and critical illness, which help protect millions of working
people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. In 2011,
Unum paid more than $5 billion in benefits to more than 450,000
individuals and their families.
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