Supporting the people of PwC in times of financial hardship through the People Who Care Fund (PwCF) has always been a unique aspect of the Foundation’s focus.
Over $752,000 to 314 PwC employees impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
“The storm left us in shock, dealing with issues and agencies that we’d never encountered before. The People Who Care Fund grant removed some of the stress and anxiety we were feeling by taking care of some of our immediate needs. The PwC People Who Care Fund was a life preserver in a sea of tidal waves. It set us on the right path, and we learned that PwC may be a large firm, but everyone who works here is treated as though they are family.”
PwC employee, People Who Care Fund grant recipient
In FY13, the Board of Trustees developed two new programs specifically designed to support our people beyond hardships – but also in times of remembrance and achievement. These new programs appropriately complement the Foundation’s commitment to youth education.
This program offers a one-time, non-renewable, $5,000 PwC Charitable Foundation scholarship to National Merit Finalists who are the children of PwC colleagues.
“We’re excited and grateful the Foundation has given Pearl, my daughter, this opportunity. The scholarship is really important to Pearl, and I’m sure it will encourage her to work hard and excel at the University of Texas at Austin.”
Holly Zhang, Director
Non-renewable scholarships of up to $150,000 to students in need are created or endowed to honor the legacy of those who pass away while they are an active partner with PwC.