Make [giving] count
As an organization, we recognize that we have a social obligation to provide intellectual, physical and financial support to our communities. On a more personal level, our people care about the communities in which they live and work. This is a distinctive point of pride at PwC—and it’s a direct result of generosity of our people and their caring spirit. While we impact many worthwhile causes, our primary focus is supporting youth education, which provides growth opportunities for children, advances future leaders and further develops the base of professionals who will be equipped to deal with an increasingly complex marketplace.
Doing the right thing is one reason why we invest in community outreach; we also do it to develop our people, providing meaningful experiences for our partners and staff to apply and expand their skills, work in diverse teams, and learn about leadership. Expanding our people’s civic leadership skills is so important that the firm provides paid time off for staff to volunteer. Beyond giving unlimited paid time off to volunteer in firm-sponsored volunteer initiatives, we also provide staff with 10 hours of paid time off to volunteer at the organizations of their choice. Leveraging the collective power of our 30,000 partners and staff, we are making a lasting impact in our communities. In FY10, including our Summer of Community Service, our people donated almost 129,000 hours during the work day, a value of approximately $26.6 million.
Supporting a Giving Culture
Engaging our People in Civic Leadership
Supporting Youth Education through Strategic Partnerships
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce - awarded the 2010 Corporate Citizenship Award for our commitment to Community Service in the United States
- Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles—Presented with the Power of a Dream Corporate Award
- U.S. Department of State—Selected to participate in its inaugural roundtable discussion on Corporate Volunteer Programs
- United Way of Metropolitan Chicago—Recipient of its Top 25 Corporate Citizens award
- United Way Summit Award in Jacksonville—Recipient of the UW’s highest honor for exemplifying the vision of United Way
- Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship—Honored as the winner of the 2010 Film Festival for our video about our program with 100 college students, who worked on service projects in June 2009 to support devastated areas of New Orleans still recovering from Hurricane Katrina