Through its Prudential CARES programs, Prudential encourages employees to use their talent and expertise in support of their communities. Employee service opportunities range from employee driven and company-sponsored volunteer activities, volunteer grants and matching gifts programs, to high skilled engagements like nonprofit board service and pro bono consulting.
The company’s support of volunteerism has resulted in employees donating tens of thousands of service hours in 2016 garnering nearly $1 million in value to communities, including the equivalent of more than $386,000 in pro bono consulting.
Through its annual celebration of National Volunteer Week, Prudential recognizes, and thanks, employees for their outstanding volunteer efforts in their communities. Lucy Del Gaudio was named Prudential’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year for her work supporting Team Red, White and Blue, a nonprofit that helps veterans adjust to civilian life. Del Gaudio, who served eight years in the U.S. Army and now works in Prudential’s Roseland, N.J., offices, volunteered an astonishing 1,286 hours in one year for the veterans’ support organization.
“Since our founding, Prudential has been committed to social purpose, and our employees are an integral part of that work,” said Spring Lacy, vice president of Corporate & Community Engagement at Prudential. “We have robust programs that build the capacity of local partners, while also giving employees opportunities to develop personally and professionally. We know that these types of programs are critical retaining talent and ensuring lasting impact in our communities.”