AIG has announced that it is providing $1 million in aid to organizations focused on emergency relief and ongoing recovery following Hurricane Harvey. The company will allocate $500,000 to Houston-based nonprofits for immediate local relief efforts. The remaining $500,000 will go toward critical medium- and longer-term recovery efforts in partnership with The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, a leader in strategic disaster-related giving.
AIG and its people have a long history of working with local non-profit service organizations through years of volunteerism and employee contributions. AIG colleagues in areas affected by natural disasters are quickly active in their own neighborhoods. This was most recently seen in Houston with AIG people helping to rescue those trapped by the flooding and opening their doors to people without homes. For example, AIG’s Don Paullo acted decisively to rescue over 100 neighbors and pets in his canoe. Leigh Harrington and his family opened their doors to neighbors, earning their home the nickname “Hotel Harrington” from friends.
Brian Duperreault, AIG President and Chief Executive Officer said “We have been focused on ensuring the safety of our employees and their families, while responding to the needs of our clients and the community. We greatly appreciate and support the efforts of local nonprofit partners who are well-placed to meet the immediate needs of the community, while also responding to the longer-term needs that emerge as the full impact of storms is known.”
AIG teams are taking active steps to support colleagues and the community in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:
Corporate Citizenship Reports
At AIG, we know that our commitment to operating as a responsible corporate citizen is central to our success as a business. Our 2016 Corporate Citizenship Update shares how we’re making an impact in three key areas:
AIG contributes to organizations across the globe, working with various stakeholders to support programs that help create a more secure and safe future for individuals, families and the communities where we operate.
Click the video below to learn about AIG’s 2016 Winter Summit benefitting Disabled Sports USA.
AIG has a legacy of sustainability and the foundation to become an industry leader. We are making progress toward ensuring that sustainability is a fundamental part of the way we conduct business.
Click the video below to learn about how AIG supports Blue Marble Microinsurance to protect the developing world.
Every day, we work together to make a difference for our clients, and in our local communities around the world. Our people and the cultural diversity of our workforce are among our most valued assets.
Click the video below to see AIG’s Junior Achievement Global Partnership in action.
Making a Difference
AIG employees helped make a collective impact in communities worldwide by volunteering more than 42,000 hours in 2016. In April alone, AIG’s Global Volunteer Month, thousands of employees in 23 countries demonstrated their willingness to help others by participating in 119 volunteer projects and donating over 13,000 hours.
Whether they devoted an entire day teaching children financial literacy with Junior Achievement, or a few hours walking to raise awareness for cardiovascular diseases with the American Heart Association, mentoring a college student through Enactus, building a home with Habitat for Humanity or packing meals with Rise Against Hunger to be sent to the world’s most vulnerable populations, every hour counted towards community development.
The range of our nonprofit collaborations reflects the diversity of our people. AIG helps our partners make a difference by helping reduce traffic fatalities, assisting wounded servicemen and women, and ensuring that more than 22,800 students in over 1,000 classrooms worldwide receive programming focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
AIG will double contributions of up to $5,000 per calendar year—two dollars for every dollar.
We also support our employees’ donation of time and expertise by providing each of them with two paid volunteer days each year.
We are proud of the following accomplishments and our employees who make them possible:
AIG is proud to support our employees’ generosity through our Matching Grants and Volunteer Time Off Programs. Donations made through these programs are based solely on employee support for these organizations and do not necessarily reflect AIG’s views.