20 Million Volunteer Hours by 2020 Is Ambitious Commitment to Communities We Serve
David Abney speaking

Our pledge to complete 20 million hours of global volunteerism and community service by the end of 2020 is the most ambitious commitment to the communities we serve in the 107-year history of our company.

We believe this commitment – announced on Monday by UPS’s chief operating officer David Abney at the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteerism and Service – will bring positive and meaningful change to communities around the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, our commitment represents more than $460 million in economic impact to nonprofits.

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Highlights from the Service Across Sectors: Sparking Innovation Keynote Panel at CECP

I recently had the privilege of participating on a special keynote panel on cross-sector service and volunteerism at the annual CECP Summit in New York. UPS has been innovating with its employee engagement programs for years, so I was excited to have the opportunity to share our work with a distinguished group of leaders in business, civil society and government that are collectively working to boost corporate engagement and philanthropy.

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UPS Announces Commitment to Girls Worldwide at the Clinton Global Initiative

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting on behalf of The UPS Foundation. Established by President Clinton in 2005, CGI convenes global leaders, representatives from the private sector and non-governmental organizations to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Centered on turning ideas into action, each participating member of CGI is asked to make a commitment to implement measurable and achievable solutions to global issues.

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