Sealed Air Creates a New Culture in its New Home
When Sealed Air announced its plans to move to Charlotte in 2014, billed as the largest corporate headquarters relocation in this city’s history, the company introduced itself philanthropically with a $25,000 gift to United Way.
That was just a start. The following year, with not even half of its workforce in Charlotte yet, Sealed Air’s local campaign raised more than $100,000 thanks to a 50% match on all employee giving. In 2016, the addition of a golf tournament in support of United Way of Central Carolinas helped increase their giving to more than $150,000.
And now the fun really begins.
“We’re in the process of creating a Sealed Air team that will develop year-round community engagement and teambuilding opportunities, and their early support has already been phenomenal,” said Jonathan Russell, United Way’s relationship manager for Sealed Air. “They view United Way as partner in helping grow their new home’s culture.”
That will include ambassadors for all four of United Way’s community engagement groups – Sealed Air’s Sara Abadi is already chair of our LINC group – along with volunteer projects, educational events, and much more.
“The speed at which Sealed Air has gotten on board with United Way, helping hundreds of new employees embrace us as their primary community partner, is truly remarkable,” continued Russell. “It’s exciting – their work with us already has tremendous momentum, and they’re committed to making a difference in their new hometown.”
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