Protection isn’t just our product
It’s our passion. That’s why Zurich employees give beyond expectations. Since 2012, our employees have volunteered the equivalent of nearly 80 years of work weeks* to nonprofits that align with our vision and values, including our six core charities, the disaster resilience nonprofit SBP, and nearly 400 local nonprofits. Over two years, our employees gave $1.3 million during workplace fundraisers and our annual A Time for Giving campaign. Our matching gift program doubled that sum.
*Based on 166,292 hours volunteered since 2012.
The faces of Zurich's community investment
Technical Underwriting, Jersey City
Yvette’s selection as Zurich’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year is based on years of dedicated service to young people in the New York City area. In January 2013, Zurich began a series of professional skills outreach programs with Leadership and Public Service High School (LPHS) in New York City. Under Yvette’s leadership, these programs have attained great success. "My hope is that one day, one or more of the students from our professional skills programs becomes a Zurich colleague," said Yvette.
Meet our other Community Investment Volunteer Award winners
A meeting of missions, muscle and minds: SBP
Mission-related giving and skills-based volunteering magnify our impact. That’s why we support New Orleans-based SBP, a nonprofit founded after Hurricane Katrina. Zurich teams helped SBP rebuild nearly 100 homes after Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. Then, in 2014 Zurich awarded a $3 million grant so SBP could expand its reach through disaster preparedness training. Our teams sprang into action to share their skills:
- Our Risk Engineers and Learning & Development team helped SBP develop training content.
- Our Underwriters and Predictive Analytics team helped identify communities that could benefit from the training.
- Our marketing team filmed a video to share SBP’s insights, just before the record-breaking 2017 hurricane season.
See the results of our collaboration and learn how you can prepare your home for greater resilience.
Power in numbers