Cigna Community Involvement
The Personal Connection. Cigna believes in improving health by building strong personal relationships with those we serve. Our approach to community support is the same.
Cigna's employees have a desire to help others. We provide them with a wide range of projects and programs that enable them to carry that passion into their communities, both on the job and off.
Cigna Civic Affairs & Sponsorships
Cigna's Civic Affairs & Events, Sponsorship and Promotion teams coordinate our sponsorships, charitable giving and fundraising activities across the country. These contributions allow Cigna to build relationships in communities and offer our employees meaningful ways to connect with each other and with our neighbors.
Here are some of the types of projects Cigna supports to help fulfill that mission.
- Our annual March of Dimes campaign connects Cigna employees and their families and friends in a single cause: helping babies. Since 1995, Cigna and its people have donated over $26 million to the March of Dimes.
- Our sponsorship of the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend, the Cigna/Elliott Corporate 5k road race, and other road races provide an opportunity for Cigna to reinforce our mission and participate alongside runners and spectators from around the world to cross the finish line.
- Cigna works with Organized Parents Make a Difference on the award-winning My Friend Taught Me tutoring program, which connects employees in our Bloomfield, CT headquarters with area elementary students to help instill a love of learning that improves educational outcomes.
- Cigna's support of Healthy Kids Challenge, helps schools, programs, and communities with solutions to support kids and families with making healthy eating and physical activity choices.
- The Beyond School Walls (BSW) mentoring program connects employees in our Philadelphia corporate offices with children from nearby low income neighborhoods. It was created through a collaboration of Cigna and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. A number of other companies now have programs modeled on BSW.
- Our Community Service Program helps connect employees with charities that have volunteer opportunities and then provides them with eight paid hours annually to volunteer.
- Volunteer service forms an important part of teambuilding at Cigna, connecting employees with each other and connecting us with our customers. For example, more than 100 of Cigna's top IT leaders recently spent a day assembling 2,400 arts and crafts kits for kids needing extended hospital care through a partnership with Project Sunshine.
- Cigna's Mobile Learning Lab is a traveling health exhibit. Through friendly and creative interactions, visitors learn about the elements that might affect their health and determine if their current lifestyle choices impact them in a positive or negative way. Upon exiting the exhibits, guests are encouraged to consider changes they can make to improve their health or actions to continue to maintain their health.
- Cigna employees partnered with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia to build houses for low income families. Check out the infographic to get more details and then watch the video photo clip to get a glimpse of the team in action.
The above examples are only a few of the organizations Cigna supports to improve the health of individuals, families and communities.
Cigna also connects with nonprofit organizations working to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through financial support.
- Cigna Civic Affairs Sponsorships are offered primarily in Hartford, Philadelphia and major Cigna markets to organizations whose goals and approach to service align with Cigna's mission.
- Cigna Corporate Charitable Contributions are funds given to nonprofit organizations through event sponsorships or direct support in communities where Cigna has a presence. Beneficiaries are selected by Cigna employees based in those communities.
Cigna also provides significant grant support to nonprofit organizations whose work supports the goals of the Cigna Foundation.
CHARITABLE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AT CIGNA
Nonprofit organizations may use this resource to apply for Cigna Giving financial support, including Cigna Civic Affairs Sponsorships and Cigna Foundation Grants.
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