UNITED WAY CAMPAIGNS
Whirlpool Corporation’s employees and retirees across the United States participate every year in raising funds for local United Way campaigns in their respective locations.
As one of its employee-directed programs, the Whirlpool Foundation offers a dollar-for-dollar match on contributions made to these campaigns.
In 2011, more than seven thousand U.S.-based Whirlpool Corporation employees and retirees pledged nearly $1.7 million to United Way. Combined with the Whirlpool Foundation’s match, more than $3 million dollars were contributed.
In turn, the United Way funds hundreds of organizations and causes within Whirlpool communities that focus on education, income, health and basic needs.
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
In 2008, United Way initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
• Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
• Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
• Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
Our goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.
UNITED WAY GLOBAL CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
As the notion of community continues to transcend borders, Whirlpool Corporation has joined the United Way Global Corporate Leadership program. Designed to enhance our ability to impact Whirlpool communities, the United Way Global Corporate Leadership program is uniquely positioned to help Whirlpool Corporation implement our philanthropic goals by increasing employee engagement, furthering our corporate social responsibility work and enhancing consumer engagement and brand image through strategic philanthropic partnerships leveraging United Way’s global reach and local leadership in communities worldwide.
For more information about United Way, please visit http://www.unitedway.org/