Civic 50 - Empower among most community minded

Empower recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Colorado

Dec 7, 2022
Press Release

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. Dec. 7, 2022 – For the fourth consecutive year, Empower employees have proved that giving back certainly makes a difference. In 2021, associates across the country contributed more than 9,400 volunteer hours through Empower’s corporate giving program.

Empower has been named again as an honoree of The Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes Empower as one of the most community-minded companies in Colorado, determined by an independently administered and scored survey.

Empower is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with offices in Kansas, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as a remote employee base across the country. Empower matches employee contributions up to $5,000 per associate per year, and associates can take up to 16 hours of paid time off annually to volunteer. In 2021, Empower associates donated $2.14 million to more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations.

“Being recognized again for the altruism of our Empower associates is nothing but impressive. They each bring a selfless effort that has helped make a difference to so many people and organizations across the country,” said Edmund F. Murphy III, president and CEO at Empower. “Seeing the change and impact that has been made on so many levels because of their commitment makes me proud every day.”

Some of the achievements included:

  • Associates and their families supporting two charity swims to benefit Swim Across America’s work to help fund cancer research and patient programs.
  • Partnering with Keeping Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, associates picked up trash in downtown to beautify their city and keep trash out of waterways.
  • Associates volunteering with Harvesters Community Food Network to sort and pack food for local food banks.
  • The ALMA (Aspiring Latinos Moving Ahead) business resource group (BRG) celebrating Hispanic Heritage month in Denver at a local Latino-owned brewery with a showcase of traditional dances, a presentation on the challenges facing the Latino community and dance lessons.
  • A new Empower Young Professionals BRG that was started to harness the potential of our up-and-coming associates.

“Through Empower’s giving program, our associates have the opportunity to support causes closest to their hearts and amplify their impact with company support,” said Suzanne Sanchez, Chief Human Resources Officer at Empower. “Volunteering in the communities we live in provides us with a sense of pride and camaraderie amongst our associates and we will always be committed to supporting our employees so they can give back to what they’re passionate about.”

Learn more about Empower’s 2021 Community Impact Report.

The Civic 50 Colorado initiative, modeled after Points of Light’s national program, provides a standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, talents, skills and resources to drive social impact in their company and communities. The Civic 50 Colorado survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform scoring process.  

For more information about The Civic 50 Colorado and this year’s honorees, visit: csrsolutionsco.org/aboutthecivic50colorado.html.

About Empower

Headquartered in metro Denver, Empower administers approximately $1.2 trillion in assets1 for more than 17 million retirement plan participants1 and is the nation’s second-largest retirement plan recordkeeper by total participants.2 Empower serves all segments of the employer-sponsored retirement plan market: government 457 plans; Taft-Hartley plans; small, mid-size and large corporate 401(k) clients; nonprofit 403 (b) entities; private-label recordkeeping clients; and IRA customers. Personal Capital, a subsidiary of Empower, is an industry-leading hybrid wealth manager. For more information please visit empower.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tik Tok and Instagram.

Media contacts:

Stephen Gawlik - 617-417-4408 -  Stephen.Gawlik@empower.com

Mandy Cassano - 860-670-4373 - Mandy.Cassano@empower.com

About CSR Solutions of Colorado:

At CSR Solutions of Colorado, we believe that workplaces can DO BETTER BY DOING GOOD. We offer a robust suite of cost-effective products and services, making it easy for workplaces large and small to build and grow their community strategies through volunteer engagement, philanthropic impact and community reputation. Let us help you create your company’s corporate social responsibility strategy and road map. For more information, visit csrsolutionsco.org.

About Points of Light  

Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. pointsoflight.org.

1 As of Sept. 30, 2022. Information refers to all retirement business of Empower Annuity Insurance Company of America (EAIC) and its subsidiaries, including Empower Retirement, LLC; Empower Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York (ELAINY); and Empower Annuity Insurance Company (EIC), marketed under the Empower brand.  EAIC’s consolidated total assets under administration (AUA) were $1,240.5B. AUA is a non-GAAP measure and does not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company. As of Sept. 30, 2022, EAIC’s statutory assets total $76.1B and liabilities total $73.0B. ELAINY’s statutory assets total $7.0B and liabilities total $6.7B. EIC’s statutory assets total $80.7B and liabilities total $79.6B.

2 Pensions & Investments 2021 Defined Contribution Survey Ranking as of April 2022.

On August 1, 2022, Empower announced that it is changing the names of various companies within its corporate group to align the names with the Empower brand. For more information regarding the name changes, please visit empower.com/name-change.

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