Get the Most Out of Your Corporate Philanthropy Programs
The Albertsons Companies Foundation is known for making an impact in the communities where it does business. Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director, has transformed the organization’s charitable giving from program-based to a comprehensive strategy that supports business and community needs.
A Conversation with Christy Duncan Anderson of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and Andy Cummings of Versaic
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of The Albertsons Companies Foundation, for a conversation about what can be the Holy Grail for many corporate philanthropy teams – moving from a program-centric charitable giving focus to one that’s truly strategy-driven. Christy shared her ideas, her inspirations and well as a few lessons learned from her 6-year tenure with the organization.
Antea Group’s corporate philosophy is “Better Business, Better World™” and we believe that doing the right thing environmentally and socially will improve our competitive position and benefit society as a whole. In 2016 we supported many charitable organizations with monetary contributions as well as volunteer hours. Read about how Antea Group gives back to the global and local community each year.
“We think of ourselves as social change strategists,” explained Gayatri Agnew, Director of Career Opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, distinguishing the aspirations for her role from those typically expected of corporate foundation program officers or grants administrators.
Anyone can get cold feet when it comes to migrating to a new software solution or implementing a brand new system to tackle any kind of complex process. Managing corporate philanthropy is no different and based on the stories I’ve heard, people have good reasons to be reluctant to change.
It doesn’t have to be that way, however, and the best way to illustrate that is to share a story about Alaska Airlines.
Imagine the world around you in darkness. For millions of people this darkness is a reality. Blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty.
Currently 285 million people around the world are visually impaired. Of that number, 246 million have low vision and 39 million are blind.