Brookfield-based Fiserv Inc. announced that in recognition of its 25th year as a company, Fiserv employees will far exceed the company’s goal of donating 25,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of charitable organizations across the world.
The “Fiserv Gives Back: 25 for 25” community service program was launched last summer to mark the 25th anniversary of the company and give its 20,000 employees an opportunity to volunteer together to multiply their positive impact in local communities.
“This is an effort to celebrate the first 25 years of Fiserv and stand with our associates who already give back to the communities where we live and do business. It is not surprising that once again Fiserv associates have exceeded expectations,” said Don MacDonald, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Fiserv. “As individuals and teams, they continue to demonstrate that they are valuable contributors to charitable causes in their towns and cities, in addition to their responsibilities serving Fiserv clients. We are extremely proud of the individual and cumulative impact Fiserv associates are making every day.”
Fiserv associates logged 27,917 hours in the last three and a half months to surpass the goal of 25,000 hours.
Fiserv employees logged their volunteer hours on a networking website launched to promote and measure employees’ efforts. The internal site provides a database to enable employees to select opportunities based on their interests and skills. It also allows Fiserv to note associates who have gone above and beyond in their communities, and recognize them as they join the volunteer corp. Fiserv will honor its local heroes in the communities where they volunteer.
One of the largest donations of time across Fiserv was the support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure and Passionately Pink programs to raise money for breast cancer research. Fiserv raised more than $70,000 as it sponsored teams in 11 cities with more than 650 employees volunteering, running, walking, donating or raising funds.
“We value the generosity and dedication to this worthy cause. Virtually everyone has a friend, relative or loved one who has been touched by cancer. This is an excellent way to work together to make a difference in our communities,” said Tom Warsop, group president, Financial Institution Services, Fiserv.
Fiserv employees will continue donating and logging volunteer hours for the 25th anniversary program through next March. The company hopes to log an additional 25,000 hours by that time, reaching a second goal of 50,000 total hours volunteered by employees around the world.