The culture of giving that MFS Investment Management® fosters begins with our employees. MFS employees give significantly – not just of their financial resources but also of their time through volunteering. It is their enthusiasm and devotion to give back that propels those charitable objectives that MFS achieves as a company.
Through the Matching Gifts Program and philanthropic efforts of our employees, MFS is able to support hundreds of charitable organizations that our employees deem important. Over the years, MFS has honored thousands of requests from employees to donate to charities of their choice.
MFS offers employees a choice of 6 organizations they can support through payroll deduction. The organizations were chosen on the basis of an employee survey to determine the cuases of greatest concern to them. The are:
MFS employees have a long and active history of civic service and volunteerism. These efforts extend beyond the programs funded by the Charitable Foundation to support community organizations meaningful to the employee population:
- Each holiday season, MFS employees make donations of gifts and food to needy families thorough Adopt-A-Family programs organized by the Salvation Army in Boston and Desert Mission in Phoenix.
- A Big Brothers/Big Sisters school mentoring program paired MFS volunteers with local elementary school students. They meet weekly throughout the school year.
- MFS employees volunteer their time twice at The Women’s Lunch Place, a shelter in Boston that provides meals, clothes, and other forms of aid to hundreds of poor women and their children.
- With the Cans for Cancer program, employees’ empty soda cans are turned into cash that goes toward cancer research at the New England Medical Center.