In 2019, I was once again deeply impressed by the life-changing efforts of our nonprofit partners and the dedication of my colleagues, as we worked together to empower those experiencing vulnerability.
At Liberty Mutual, we believe that progress happens when people feel secure. That’s why we focus our philanthropy on advancing access for people with disabilities, empowering individuals experiencing homelessness and expanding educational opportunities for underserved students.
Together, Liberty Mutual and our employees contributed more than $45 million to our communities last year and volunteered nearly 153,000 hours across 23 countries. Giving back is at the core of who we are. We were proud to be recognized in People magazine’s 2019 “50 Companies That Care” list, honoring U.S. companies that succeed in business while demonstrating outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities and the world.
It was a watershed year for our work to end youth homelessness, as our community partners joined together to provide comprehensive support services. We were pleased to pledge $5 million to support this collaborative effort, which will give young people experiencing homelessness the resources they need to successfully build their futures.
The year also brought the unveiling of our second universally accessible playground — this time in the city of Plano, Texas. In this wonderful space, children of all abilities can create new friendships as they gain self-confidence, develop social skills and further their cognitive development.
Finally, we deepened our commitment to education in 2019, offering additional support for early education, career and college access, and everything in between.
It is always an honor to work alongside our community partners and to amplify our employees’ philanthropic efforts. Together, we are poised to make bold new strides to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.
David H. Long
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer