Making a difference for communities

For more than 160 years, our commitment to help others when they need it most has guided not only our business practices but also our approach to giving back. In fact, we believe our company and employees play important roles in helping to make our communities better places to live. Through our outreach programs, hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals are helped each year by the donations we make and the volunteer efforts of our employees.

In 2011, Unum contributed more than $12 million to worthwhile causes throughout the United States and United Kingdom through corporate and employee giving, in-kind contributions and volunteer hours. Most of these donations and volunteer activity focused on four areas of emphasis — education, disability, health and wellness, and arts and culture — that we believe have a major impact on the vibrancy of our communities. You'll read about some of these projects on the next few pages.

Whether it's providing protection to more than 25 million people worldwide or lending a helping hand to someone in need, Unum is a company of people serving people. It's how we make a difference for our customers in our communities.