– Total corporate giving is on track to surpass $230 million in 2019
– Funding includes an $8 million investment to build the aviation talent pipeline
– Employees will donate nearly $40 million to charitable causes in 2019
Chicago | December 3, 2019– In observance of Giving Tuesday, Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a 2019 charitable grants package totaling more than $48 million. The grants will support 404 charitable organizations in 50 countries, funding programs through 2020 and beyond. This latest investment puts Boeing 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.
Boeing corporate charitable investments are amplified by employee giving. In 2019, Boeing employees will donate nearly $40 million to charitable causes – bringing total employee giving to more than $350 million over the last ten years.
“Boeing’s people bring to life our values and our enduring commitment to supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO. “Through their close collaboration, our teams and community partners are working to inspire the next generation of aerospace innovators, support our veterans and create lasting change in the communities we call home.”

The charitable grants package includes $8 million for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce development programs aimed at building a robust talent pipeline of civil aviation pilots and maintenance technicians. Boeing forecasts demand for 804,000 new civil aviation pilots and 769,000 new maintenance technicians to fly and maintain the world’s fleet over the next 20 years.

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.

“At Boeing, we’re committed helping students succeed. We want students to know that their future belongs to them—it has no boundaries,” said Cheri Carter, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement. “We believe our success as innovators depends on everyone coming together to inspire the next generation to share in our aerospace advancements. That’s why we’re investing more than 50 percent of our philanthropic dollars to fund high-impact education programs in the U.S. and abroad.”

Also included in the package is a previously announced $10 million investment for veterans’ recovery and rehabilitation programs and workforce transition services.

Anchored by local and regional employee engagement activities, Boeing corporate giving is focused on increasing access to globally competitive STEM learning in underserved and underrepresented communities, improving technical workforce skills and supporting military families and veterans. Boeing investments also address unique local challenges critical to communities where the company operates.

A full list of Boeing’s grant partners can be found here.

Jogging, running and cycling for the Lufthansa Group’s aid organization help alliance

Raunheim, Germany | January 24, 2019–To help employees overcome their inner couch potato for a good cause while doing something positive for themselves at the same time, Lufthansa Systems has come up with a very special campaign for 2019 called active4helpalliance. The idea is to pull together, get fitter, boost team spirit and, above all, collect money for the help alliance, the charitable aid organization of the Lufthansa Group.

Cycling, jogging or walking – every kilometer counts and is turned into euros by Lufthansa Systems. “The campaign started in early January and will run through the whole year. To ensure our employees’ motivation doesn’t wane over time and we gather a nice sum for needy children, we have set joint kilometer goals. If all the participants together manage to break the 10,000-kilometer mark by the end of March, we will double the amount reached as a bonus!“ said Olivier Krüger, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “With this campaign, we want to acknowledge our responsibility for our employees’ health and, especially, our social responsibility – with a sense of fun and team spirit.“

Lufthansa Systems employees around the world are invited to participate in the campaign and collect kilometers. To make sure no kilometer is missed, all runners are tracking their distance using smartphones or fitness watches. All data is collected in the “endomondo” app so it is always possible to see how many kilometers the participants have already covered. At the end of 2019, the collected donations will be given to the help alliance.

“Every donation from us goes to one of the around 40 projects worldwide that are primarily helping young people. Our work is supported on various levels by employees of the Lufthansa Group, and we are delighted that Lufthansa Systems will make another contribution this year with the kilometers it covers,” said Andrea Pernkopf, Executive Director at help alliance.

The help alliance is the central pillar of the social engagement of the Lufthansa Group. As an international company and part of the German and international community, the Lufthansa Group takes responsibility for tackling current social challenges beyond its own business activities. In past years, the aid organization has supported more than 140 projects.

Active4helpalliance is not the first campaign Lufthansa Systems has initiated for the help alliance. The Lufthansa subsidiary has supported the aid organization with various fundraising campaigns for several years, such as employee anniversaries or the Christmas tombola.