Symetra Empowers Communities
Our employees are engaged and strongly committed to giving back to our communities. We empower them to be generous with both their time and resources to foster inclusive, healthy places in which to live and work.
Helping employees support what matters to them
We empower employees to contribute time and money to organizations that match their own priorities. I CARE, our employee giving campaign, helps employees identify and support the organizations that mean most to them—with a company match for all donations. Since 2014, employees have donated over $4,000,000, including the company match. In 2019, employees supported 853 organizations with financial donations and provided 4,823 volunteer hours in our communities.
Symetra Week of Service
For one week each summer, Symetra connects employees with volunteer opportunities at local organizations across the country. Employees choose projects they care about and are given time during the workday to volunteer. In 2019, employees volunteered at 74 projects on behalf of 54 organizations nationwide.
Adopt-A-Family and holiday giving
The holidays are a time of giving, and Symetra employees band together to support local organizations with gift drives and donations for less-fortunate families.
CEO Service Award
Each year, Symetra CEO Margaret Meister acknowledges a Symetra volunteer whose efforts go above and beyond to make a difference in our communities.
Symetra Service Squad
This dedicated team helps encourage and organize volunteer opportunities with local organizations for employees throughout the year.
Symetra encourages employees to provide leadership and support to organizations in their communities. Employees are board members for organizations including:
- Bellevue Downtown Association
- Bellevue LifeSpring
- Boys & Girls Club of Boston
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Highline College
- Kids Quest
- Leadership Eastside
- Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
- Tiny Trees Preschool
- United Way of King County
- Washington Roundtable
- Western Washington University Foundation
- Youth Eastside Services
Everyone has a place in our community. Symetra is a proud sponsor of Seattle Pride and its efforts to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in our city.
Disaster relief donations
Symetra supports disaster relief efforts across the country. In support of recent efforts, we donated to the American Red Cross, the Foodbank for Central Tennessee, the Americares Foundation, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the United Way of Rutherford County and the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Fund.