Conduent Foundation: Employees Leading the Charge to Serve Our Communities

June 7, 2018 Chris Gilligan

At Conduent, we’re laser-focused on helping our clients deliver the ultimate consumer experience to their customers. In everything we do, and everything our clients do, the quality of service delivery is priority #1. And service is why we formed The Conduent Foundation when we became a corporation, a year and a half ago.

The Conduent Foundation is unique among corporate foundations because it’s employee driven. Since day one, Conduent employees have selected and volunteered for every project we’ve supported.

A look at our progress to date

Conduent is a young company, but thousands of employees have volunteered thousands of hours of their time in local community projects so far. The Conduent Foundation has made charitable donations in cities across the U.S. but also in India, Mexico, Philippines, Spain and the United Kingdom — and we’re continuing to widen our focus to more cities and countries. Conduent initiatives are growing exponentially, and we are engaged in communities across the globe to make a difference.

Conduent employees have contributed to their communities in many ways: they’ve adopted families in need around the holidays through the Salvation Army and participated in fundraising for the Special Olympics. They supported Conduent employees and their communities that were devastated by the hurricanes of 2017 with a donation to the American Red Cross. The foundation also worked alongside the Conduent Corporate Social Responsibility team to create the ConduentCares program, which directly supported employees impacted by the hurricanes with essentials during their time of great need.

Fighting hunger in our communities

The Conduent Foundation helps Conduent employees solve the problems they care about most. We’ve learned that our employees are especially interested in solving the problem of hunger. These are just a few of their efforts.

  • Cooking and Providing Meals: Clare O’Reilly and several teammates from our Cherry Hill, NJ office prepare, cook and serve meals at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia on the first Thursday of every month — and they’ve been doing this for more than 20 years. This group has volunteered more than 12,000 hours in the past two decades and $100,000 of their own money. The Conduent Foundation was proud to support these employees with a donation.
  • Food Drives: Steve Larson and George Bockius lead the community engagement program at our Cherry Hill, NJ office. They invest time and personal dollars into food drives and other projects, such as collecting school supplies and fundraising for veterans’ groups and the local animal shelter.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Anita Weaver and the Conduent team in Orlando, FL. volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Dozens of employees have spent more than 200 hours collecting canned goods and participating in a 5k run-walk to raise money, supplies and awareness of hunger in America.
  • Serving Meals to School Kids: The Bangalore and Hyderabad offices in India are extensively engaged in their communities. Recently, Adhish Mehrotra helped organize a 57-member team to meet, interact with and serve meals to local school children. The volunteers spent 224 hours in two schools. Conduent workers helped feed more than 350 children and also ran programs on health and hygiene and the importance of learning at school.

The Conduent Foundation is proud of its achievements in its early stages and looks forward to completing its goals for 2018. Our success depends on the aspirations of our employees. But we do know this: as a company, we’ll increase both our international and U.S. giving, grow the number of volunteers and increase the number of hours volunteered across the board. As you can see, we’re off to a great start and proud of what our employees have accomplished so far.

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