We believe in community, and we believe in sharing. That's why employees and retirees of WPS, with support from its charitable foundation, provided direct grants and volunteer support valued at $1.8 million to non-profit organizations, associations and worthwhile community causes in 2013.
UW Oshkosh serves the community and surrounding region through a multitude of programs, services and partnerships. As an active leader in the community and economic development throughout Wisconsin, we welcome you to explore our innovative cultural, educational and inspirational offers. UW Oshkosh is impacting economic growth, providing student volunteers and more.
Nonprofit Sponsorship programs are an integral part of our company’s philanthropic initiatives. We sponsor arts and cultural events of all sizes from major art and theater festivals to local fairs in order to highlight the diverse range of talents and interests found throughout our communities. In 2013, U.S. Bank contributed more than $19.7 million in corporate contributions and nonprofit sponsorships. U.S. Bank is committed to partnering with our employees to strengthen the community.
UPS founder Jim Casey established The UPS Foundation in 1951 with a mission to help build stronger and more resilient communities around the world. And that's exactly what we've been doing for more than 60 years now.
To us, giving means more than writing a check. It means combining employees' skill, passion and time with our logistics expertise, transportation assets and charitable donations* to make a measurable difference in society. In 2013, we invested over 1.8 million volunteer hours and more than $100 million dollars into our global communities.
We couldn’t do it alone. We’ve teamed up with key organizations to strengthen the diverse needs of the communities we serve. Whether it’s assisting with innovative programs, sponsorships or volunteer opportunities, we’re building stronger communities together with our partners. In order to build the strong, healthy and safe communities we want for our team members and guests, we work closely with partners and organizations. In fact, we've challenged ourselves to meet corporate responsibility goals in the areas of education, sustainability, team member well-being and volunteerism.
In 1951, Co-founder Alberta Kimball established the Foundation, a perpetual fund that supports charitable, scientific, literary and educational institutions and organizations in the Oshkosh area. The Silver Star Brands Foundation donates more than $100,000 to over 30 organizations each year.