The numbers don’t lie. Boeing employees have made a huge impact in their communities in 2019, giving nearly $40 million to charitable causes. The year-end total brings total employee giving to more than $350 million over the last ten years.
“The generosity Boeing employees show year after year is inspiring,” said Cheri Carter, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement. “We are lucky to have employees who are this committed to helping those in need. This willingness to give back to community represents who we are as a company.”
Employees have also volunteered nearly 500,000 hours in 2019, an 8 percent increase over the last two years.
Boeing is on track to surpass $230 million in corporate giving in 2019. The company announced its 2019 charitable grants package totaling more than $48 million, including an $8 million investment to fund STEM education and workforce development programs aimed at building a robust civil aviation pilot and aviation maintenance technician talent pipeline.
Boeing will also commit $800,000 to launch the first Newton Flight Academy in Turkey in 2020. This funding builds on the company’s previous $5 million investment and successful launch of Newton Europe in Spain and Poland in 2019. The Newton Flight Academy teaches STEM skills to secondary school students through hands-on application of the math and physics of flight. Grant dollars will help fund a permanent, experiential classroom that includes three full-motion Boeing flight simulators.
The package also includes a previously announced $10 million in grants for veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and workforce transition services.
Boeing is on track to surpass $230 million in total corporate giving in 2019. This sum includes charitable giving, company business contributions, employee giving and employee gift match.