Baton Rouge, LA – Earlier this year, LWCC announced the formation of its new Corporate Citizenship Program. At the heart of LWCC’s mission—“Helping Louisiana Thrive”—is the belief that the organization has an opportunity to make a significant contribution to Louisiana through its stabilizing influence in the workers’ comp industry. Additionally, as a good corporate citizen within Louisiana, LWCC recognizes a desire, consistent with its values, to assist with community needs. This new program will encourage employees to take an active part in their communities.
The program comprises a few areas of focus. The first component, LWCC’s Employee Matching Gift Program, was announced in November 2017. This program allows employees to select an eligible organization where their monetary donations will be matched dollar for dollar by LWCC (up to $500 annually).
The program also offers a volunteer time off (VTO) component that provides LWCC employees time away from work to give back to their communities. LWCC provides eight hours of paid VTO on an annual basis. Similar to the Employee Matching Gift Program, VTO is available to any current full-time employee, and the recipient organization must be recognized as a tax-exempt entity by the I.R.S. tax code section 501(c)(3).
A Corporate Citizenship Committee was created to build the program from the ground up. It comprises employees from all levels and departments within the company and is tasked with developing and growing LWCC’s community involvement. The team serves as corporate citizenship and community affairs ambassadors, with each member contributing valuable and fresh ideas to help LWCC become a good community citizen.
“Many employees at LWCC are already involved in charitable organizations and give to various charities,” said assistant vice president of People Operations Jennifer Vaccaro. “This program provides a way to channel those volunteer hours and monetary contributions in a more structured way that will make a more substantial, meaningful organizational community impact through matching dollars and paid volunteer time off.”