Unum donates $6.7 million

Unum donates $6.7 million

February 9th, 2011 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Chattanooga-based Unum donated more than $6.7 million to charitable causes in 2010, 3 percent higher than its total in 2009, the company said in a news release.

Employees followed the company's lead, giving an additional $2.7 million to nonprofit organizations.

United Way was Unum's biggest beneficiary in 2010, receiving more than $2.5 million from the company and its workers.

Tom Watjen, president and CEO of Unum, said the millions donated were part of the company's overall social responsibility strategy. "Supporting our communities is a natural extension of how we serve our customers every day," Watjen said.

The company also gave nearly $2 million to Chattanooga-based nonprofit organizations, and expanded its $600,000 partnership with Hamilton County Schools.

Unum primarily gives to organizations that specialize in public education, disabilities, health and wellness and the arts, the company said.