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

Let’s Work Together to Improve Education
Every year, 22,000 Indianapolis students miss out on educational opportunities as a result of suspension from school. Another 1,800 miss out on...
Oct 3, 2014 8:00 AM ET
The Fruits of Our Global Day of Service Labor
  Last year, more than 24,000 Lilly employees in 60 countries volunteered in their local communities as part of the company’s Global Day of Service. As we gear up for this year’s Global Day of Service, one of the largest single-day, company volunteer initiatives in the U.S., we’re reminded of the lasting...
Oct 1, 2014 2:30 PM ET
Lilly: Counting Down to Global Day of Service
In just one week, more than 8,400 Lilly employees in nearly 60 countries will embark upon our seventh annual Global Day of Service. Since its inception in 2008, our volunteers have given nearly 625,000 hours of service back to the communities where...
Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Lilly: Connecting Caring And Service To Leadership
Today’s guest blog is by Sergio Leon, human resources manager for Lilly operations in Peru, Chile, and Ecuador. That’s his day job. He’s also an ambassador and advocate for Connecting Hearts Abroad—Lilly’s global service program that sends teams of employees to communities in need across the world, including Peru. Since 2012, I have served as the Lilly host for half a...
Sep 11, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Lilly: A Push for Early Education in Indianapolis
As a company born and raised in Indianapolis, we’ve always considered ourselves a part of Indy, just as Indy is a part of us. This principle has guided our actions in our hometown over the past 138 years. Coupling this strong community tie with our commitment to future medical discovery, the Lilly Foundation has pledged to pitch in the first $2 million as part of Mayor Greg Ballard’s...
Sep 11, 2014 3:00 PM ET