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Philanthropy & Engagement Council

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Corporate Citizenship professionals have long served as a bridge between the company and communities with one foot in the company and one foot in the community. Core issues such as education, economic opportunity, health and food access and disaster response and mitigation are key components of many corporate responsibility portfolios. For many years, Corporate Citizenship professionals have worked hard internally to advance their work and attract the businesses focus and resources to accelerate social impact.

2020/21 presented unprecedented events including a global pandemic, an economic crisis, on top of challenges and issues we were already facing such as racial injustices. This Council provides essential resources for members to advance ideas and programs and bring together employees, the C-Suite, community and resources in new ways by navigating and shaping the new normal(s).

In our candid and confidential meetings, we hear from leading experts and educate each other on the latest trends and identify key industry issues. We help members advance the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy by underscoring its value to corporations and society. Discussions include:

  • How do corporate citizenship professionals take advantage of the unprecedented opportunity to help their companies develop and implement a broad strategy to address social problems and better support the communities they serve?
  • Community engagement and virtual volunteering in the time of COVID
  • Corporate and foundation giving strategies
  • Preparing for and giving in times of disaster
  • Employee relief funds
  • Implementing and utilizing evaluation results
  • Positioning corporate responsibility within the company and in the community
  • Value creation for both company and society

This Council includes corporate citizenship leaders of philanthropy and engagement programs and representatives from some of the best-known and best-run companies in the United States and around the world. Join your colleagues in leading the corporate citizenship dialogue and action to new levels.

  • 3M
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Ameriprise Finacial
  • Amgen
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CME Group
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Chobani, LLC.
  • Coach
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Edison International
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Emerson
  • Enbridge
  • Fannie Mae
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Florida Blue
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • General Motors Company
  • Georgia Power Company
  • HCA Inc.
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ITW
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Inc.
  • L.A. Care Health PLan
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • ON Semiconductor
  • OneAmerica Financial Partners
  • PVH Corp.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Purdue Pharma LP
  • PwC Charitable Foundation
  • SAP America, Inc.
  • Sempra Energy
  • The Boeing Company
  • Toyota North America
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • Wells Fargo & Company

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Pitney Bowes has derived great benefits from its participation in numerous Councils. Through these peer groups, the company is able to share information about current trends that impact our business and cutting-edge programs that enhance our operations. 

My personal involvement in the Council has enabled me to learn with exceptional colleagues about best practices and current issues impacting corporate contributions and community relations.

Polly Morrow, Pitney Bowes Inc

Senior executives with responsibility for their company’s corporate giving, community relations and employee engagement; many have regional and national focus. Membership is by invitation only.

Tony Tapia

Tony Tapia

Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council
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