Lilly Strengthening Communities

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Lilly Strengthening Communities

Lilly has a long, proud heritage of strengthening the communities where we work and live. We do this through giving, volunteering, and focusing on issues that affect our business, such as education. Furthermore, Lilly has a significant impact in its hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States.

At the heart of our efforts to strengthen communities are Lilly employees, who donate not only money, but also their time, energy, expertise, and passion in countless ways. As a company, we actively encourage our employees to volunteer and give, and we develop programs that help them make life better for people around the world.

We partner with the GlobalGiving Foundation to offer Lilly employees across the world a customized website where they can support more than 800 global projects that are helping to advance our corporate responsibility goals in the areas of health, hunger, education, and the environment—and have their donations matched by the Lilly Foundation. Through Lilly Global Giving, our employees may select, contribute to, and follow the progress of global programs that are addressing causes they care about.

As we learn about the needs of people in other countries and support projects that help meet those needs, we will expand our understanding of the world, deepen our empathy for the challenges others face, and become part of a global network that provides solutions beyond medicines.

Content from this campaign

Lilly: Seeds of Generosity
Today’s guest blog comes from Ann D. Murtlow, president and chief executive officer, United Way of Central Indiana.   Today, I joined Eli Lilly and Company for its annual check presentation to United Way, where we learned that Lilly and its employees and retirees generated a fourth...
Nov 3, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Lilly: A Truly GLOBAL Day of Service
The legacy of Colonel Lilly inspires our actions today. So, as we reflect on his call for us to make things better we continually recommit ourselves to serving our communities. During this year's Global Day of Service, we set out with our colleagues,...
Oct 21, 2014 11:45 AM ET
Lilly and the IPS Business Alliance: A New Path to Change
Education is vitally important to our future at Lilly. Today’s student could be tomorrow’s scientist or doctor, which makes our involvement with the IPS Business Alliance so significant. The IPS Business Alliance is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and 11 local...
Oct 16, 2014 9:15 AM ET
Lilly Invests in High-Quality Education
Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Rob Smith. Over the last few weeks, Lilly has been advocating for greater public investments in high-quality early education.  Our partner, the United Way of Central Indiana, has been doing great work in this area for quite some time.  ...
Oct 10, 2014 8:10 AM ET
Lilly: Countdown to Haryana
  Today’s guest blog is by Patricia Toland with our U.S. Managed Healthcare Services team. For the next two weeks, Patricia, a registered nurse, and nine other Lilly Connecting Hearts Abroad Ambassadors will volunteer with the Lilly NCD Partnership in Haryana, India. Patricia’s preparation for the service trip began weeks ago, as she shares here. Stay tuned to...
Oct 9, 2014 12:30 PM ET