Voya Financial Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Grant Recipients
NEW YORK October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the nonprofit organizations that received grants in the third quarter of 2017 through Voya Foundation, the company’s charitable giving arm. Voya Foundation invests in programming to help foster healthy, sustainable communities and supports local and national nonprofits with missions that advance children’s education and financial resilience.
Below is a summary of third-quarter 2017 grants:
Citizens’ Committee for Children – New York
The Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) aims to educate and mobilize New York residents to make the city a better place for children. Voya is the corporate sponsor of CCC’s Keeping Track Online program, which captures data across the city to track the leading indicators of childhood wellbeing. Angela Harrell, SVP of the Office of Corporate Responsibility and president of Voya Foundation, serves on the CCC board.
BestPrep – Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
BestPrep’s programming empowers young people to take control of their future, and equips high school students with the knowledge and skills they need to become financially capable adults. Funding from Voya will enhance BestPrep’s ability to serve economically disadvantaged youth in Minneapolis and St. Paul for whom the development of money management skills is especially critical. Kim Boylton, senior human resources advisor, serves on the BestPrep board.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) – New York
Voya’s continued funding for NYIT’s simulated trading floor supports improvements to the facility, which gives students access to technology used by the country’s leading financial services firms. This year’s funding also includes scholarships to ensure that students benefit from NYIT’s academic programming regardless of their financial situation. Chief Human Resources Officer Kevin Silva is chair of the NYIT board of trustees.
The Children’s Museum – Hartford, Connecticut
Through its “Science Achievement for All” (SAFA) programs, The Children’s Museum provides free, hands-on and inquiry-based science enrichment programs to students attending low- income schools. Voya’s support is funding 15 to 20 programs and a weeklong science immersion summer camp program. Mike Bell, chief financial officer, Voya Investment Management, serves on The Children’s Museum board.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Hartford, Connecticut
Built on lessons from a 2006 Gates School Reform grant and 2008 Teacher Prep Pilot, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is a research-based five-year fellowship program that trains and supports aspiring teachers from their junior year in college through their third year in the teaching profession.
Voya Foundation accepts grants that align with its focus on financial resilience, which is defined as an individual’s ability to make educated financial decisions, take advantage of growth and development opportunities as they appear, as well as weather difficult times. The Foundation
also provides funding to a select group of partners to promote employee engagement and disaster relief, and academic scholarships to students in higher education through the company’s signature Voya Scholars program.
About Voya Foundation
Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants to and establishes signature partnerships with organizations across the country working to create financially resilient youth, and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community. For more information, visit voyafoundation.com
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $517 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.