United Way Honors Deloitte for Skills-based Volunteering and Pro Bono Work to Improve U.S. Education

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United Way Worldwide recently honored Deloitte with two Summit awards for volunteer engagement and community impact in education. The organization was recognized for its dedication to increasing high school graduation and building a college-going culture in America.

The centerpiece of Deloitte’s community involvement program is its deep commitment to pro bono work, which assists nonprofits in building their capacity. The organization has pledged $110 million in pro bono work to leading nonprofits and to date has contributed work to more than 300 nonprofits, including several projects that address mission-critical business issues for leading education organizations. Further, on IMPACT Day, Deloitte’s annual national day of volunteer service, approximately three-quarters of Deloitte’s 50,000+ professionals volunteer their time and talent.  This year’s IMPACT Day will be held on June 8.

Additionally, Deloitte’s community impact extends to thought leadership; it conducts the annual Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT survey to spark advances in corporate philanthropy and volunteering, and offers it free of charge as a public service.

In 2011, Deloitte raised $21 million through its annual United Way campaign, which brought its cumulative campaign total to more than $200 million.