At Lighthouse, corporate giving and community engagement are fundamental to our culture and provide significant benefits to our employees, the company, and the communities where we work and live.
Our official program, Lighthouse Cares, has long had a robust corporate giving program that takes place through a series of employee contests, partnerships with Lighthouse’s employee resource groups, volunteer opportunities, and in-person events.
In 2022, Lighthouse Cares orchestrated monetary contributions of more than $114,000 and time to 35 organizations totaling more than 1,300 volunteer hours to support important causes in the communities in which employees work and live.
Charity of the Month
Lighthouse Cares rolled out a Charity of the Month contest in 2021, a monthly program designed to enable employees to nominate charities and educate their colleagues on causes that are important in their lives. Following each monthly nomination period, employees vote for a charity to receive a $1,000 donation from Lighthouse Cares. Because of the great employee engagement and success in the first year of the program, the Charity of the Month program continued into 2022. In 2022, Lighthouse Cares donated $1,000 to each of the following charities:
Throughout each year, Lighthouse Cares hosts a series of employee events to drive awareness, raise monetary donations, provide volunteer opportunities, and make an impact in our communities across the globe. In 2022, the following charities received more than $20,000 in monetary donations and nearly 300 volunteer hours:
Employee Resources Groups
Our employee-led resource groups are dedicated to fostering connections, offering insights, and supporting internal initiatives. Through facilitated networking and offered resources and support, these groups enhance both personal and professional growth. In 2022, both Bridging eDiscovery and Minorities (BEAM) and Military & Allies Standing Together (MAST) employee resource groups went above and beyond to organize philanthropic activities for employees to come together, give back, and foster a culture of inclusion and diversity.
In addition to hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. letter writing activity where employees connected over the holiday to write letters of support to be included in meal kits for those experiencing poverty by FareStart (a Seattle-based nonprofit), BEAM initiatives also raised $1,000 in support of the following charities:
MAST contributed 20 volunteer hours during a Memorial Day cemetery clean up and also raised more than $3,500 in support of the following charities:
After more than two years of remote work, Lighthouse employees were able to gather and reconnect at in-person summits hosted in Seattle and London in the fall of2022. With employees gathered together, Lighthouse Cares took the opportunity to host a session where 600+ employees worked together to give back in a big way by partnering with Odyssey Teams to orchestrate a Build-a-Hand working session in Seattle. In total, employees and corporate contributions contributed more than 1,000 volunteer hours, built 234 prosthetic hands to be donated to the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation, and raised more than $76,000 for the following organizations:
Thank you to all the Lighthouse employees who engaged, volunteered, donated, and researched—our milestone contributions of more than $114,000 and more than 1,300 volunteer hours wouldn’t have been possible without our diverse and inclusive employee community.