'Dollars for Doers' program takes employee matching to the next level

Boeing Gift and Volunteer Match program incentivizes increased employee engagement.

February 07, 2018 in Our Community

Boeing employees volunteer at the Northwest Harvest distribution center in Kent, Wash.

Marian Lockhart

From its humble beginnings in a small red barn along the banks of the Duwamish River, Boeing has a long and proud history of giving back to the community. Just last year, Boeing employees around the world donated more than $34 million to charitable causes and approximately 400,000 volunteer hours to assist in their local communities.

To spur even greater enterprise-wide employee engagement, company leaders announced several revisions to the Boeing volunteer and gift match programs.

As part of the company’s $100 million tax relief investment earmarked for corporate charitable investments, the enhanced “Dollars for Doers” employee match program rewards those employees who give their time, talent and resources to local communities around the world.

The “Dollars for Doers” program includes:

  • Higher gift match levels for all employees. Boeing will now match eligible charitable gifts made by employees up to $10,000, increasing the current cap from $6,000.
  • A reduction to 10 hours in the number of volunteer hours needed to obtain a company match, matched at $10 per hour in 10-hour increments. Current program requirements dictate an employee must donate at least 25 hours to the same organization in order to receive a company match.
  • A new team volunteer match program allows teams of Boeing employees to donate their time to non-profit organizations, and in exchange the company will provide a monetary gift to that organization. Teams must meet minimum hours-of-service requirements, and the gift will be scaled based on the number of Boeing teammates who participate in the activity.
  • The addition of subsidiary employees to the company’s volunteer and gift match programs.

“Over the years, Boeing and its employees have made lasting impacts in the communities that each of us calls home,” said John Blazey, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement. “The changes we are making to our volunteer and gift matching programs will allow employees to reengage and enable even greater personal and collective investments in those local communities, bettering our world one neighborhood at a time.”

As part of the broader $300 million tax reform benefits package, Boeing officials said the company will also introduce crowd-sourcing in coming weeks to offer all employees the opportunity to share ideas about how to use the $100 million earmarked for employee development and training.

“We are a company within an industry that has had and will continue to have a meaningful role in the growth of our nation and the world,” Blazey said. “Through increased employee and community investments like the ones announced today, Boeing and its generous employees inspire the dreamers of tomorrow, and we move the world today through our products and our giving.”

By Jason Capeheart

Master Sgt. Laura Jones (left) seeks advice about polishing her resume from Dan Parker with Boeing Workforce Development during a USO Pathfinder job application workshop at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash. last month.

Craig Larson