JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced that the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named the company its Outstanding Corporation in honor of National Philanthropy Day.
National Philanthropy Day is an event that publicly recognizes donors, volunteers and organizations whose gifts of time, expertise and resources contribute significantly to the community. Voya Financial was nominated by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Jacksonville.
"Voya Financial is honored to be recognized for our philanthropic efforts in Florida," said Rod Martin, chairman and CEO, Voya. "A key facet of Voya's culture is our compassion and commitment to building strong and vibrant communities. One of the ways we do that is by leveraging the talent and passion of our employees, who dedicate their time to important organizations like Ronald McDonald House Charities."
Voya Financial encourages employee volunteerism by providing full-time employees with 40 hours of paid volunteer time each year and 20 hours of paid volunteer time for part-time employees. In addition, when an employee volunteers 50 hours or more of their personal time to an eligible nonprofit, Voya Foundation donates $500 to that organization. Voya Foundation will also match an employee's donation to an eligible nonprofit, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 every year.
"Since 2011, Voya Financial has supported Ronald McDonald Charities of Jacksonville through countless acts of volunteerism, corporate giving and their employee matching gift program," said Diane Boyle, executive director, RMHC of Jacksonville. "They are very deserving of this honor, and we are so pleased that they were selected to receive this prestigious award."
Voya's commitment to community is also demonstrated through the company's executive nonprofit board placement program, which gives leaders the opportunity to pursue interests that they're passionate about, while driving positive change in their communities. Nan Ferrara, Voya EVP, Operations and Continuous Improvement, joined the RMHC of Jacksonville board of directors earlier this year.
"We are fortunate to have Nan serving on our current board of directors," continued Diane. "The passion and enthusiasm she has for our mission and for Voya Financial's social responsibility pillars have helped her keep the Board's focus on always serving, empowering and investing in the families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville."
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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $541 billion in total assets under management and administration as of September 30, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company®. Certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Jacksonville
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Jacksonville serves as a "home-away-from-home," providing lodging, meals, transportation and a community of compassionate care to families who need to be near a hospital for their child's treatment. Supporting five local hospitals, RMHC of Jacksonville serves more than 1,200 families a year. In addition to its core program, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Wolfson Children's Hospital provides a place of respite for more than 25,000 visitors a year. RMHC of Jacksonville continues to serve the growing number of children and families who need its programs as the world-class pediatric services offered in Northeast Florida expand. To learn more about RMHC of Jacksonville, visit www.rmhcjacksonville.org or call (904) 807-HOME.
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