Empower associates pack food into bags for donation to food bank

Empower Retirement
2020 Community Impact Report

We envision the communities in which we live, work and play to be stronger, healthier and more vibrant

Through our Associates Community Together (ACT) program, we empower our associates to support causes closest to their hearts and amplify their impact with company support.

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Action Matches

We match volunteer hours and funds up to $5,000 per associate per year.

Action Hours

We give associates up to 16 hours of paid time off annually to volunteer.

Action Teams

We support associate as they create or join teams to participate in charitable fundraising events. 

Action Committees

We encourage associates to form volunteer committees to plan philanthropic events and activities with and for their colleagues.

Our 2020 Impact1

$3.78M

donated to nonprofits

$1.55M

specifically for COVID-19 relief

2:1

match for associate donations to COVID-19 relief

1,402

nonprofits supported

7768

volunteer hours

1,153

associates participated

63%

of corporate sponsorship recipients serve under-resourced communities2

$30k

committed to disaster relief

Awards & Highlights

  • Colorado Civic 50 Honoree
  • Denver Business Journal’s Top Corporate Philanthropists in Colorado
  • National Philanthropy Day Honoree
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Champions of Change
  • Largest corporate participation in the Denver Day of Service hosted by the Broncos and Mile High United Way
  • Most Popular Causes with Associates: Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver Rescue Mission, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, American National Red Cross, and Integrated Family Community Services.

ACT Committee Highlights

  • Greenwood Village, CO sponsored Food Bank of the Rockies week, school supply drive supporting IFCS, holiday gift drive for Developmental Pathways
  • Overland Park, KS supported Harvesters Community Food Network and Giving the Basics
  • Milwaukee, WI hosted drives for Hunger Task Force
  • Somerset spearheaded Wear Red for American Heart Association’s Heart Day
  • Andover, MA sponsored Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted a fundraiser for Nevins Farm, and sent volunteers to Groundwork Lawrence/ Costello Farms
Empower associate loads food into bag for donation
Empower Retirement volunteers pose with horse on ranch
Empower associate participates in walk for charity
Two Empower associate volunteers standing together in food bank warehouse
Empower Retirement associates volunteer at Habitat for Humanity
Empower associate loads food into box for donation

View our 2019 Community Impact Report

View our 2018 Community Impact Report

View our 2017 Community Impact Report

1 As of December 31, 2020

2 Defined as women, families below poverty line, veterans, people of differing abilities, and people of color.

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