Community Involvement

At NGL, our focus is about people – from our policyholders and marketing partners to our employees and the communities in which we live and work.

Our company embodies this belief in all aspects, including financial support to community programs and encouraging employees to give back. Our community involvement is ingrained in everything we do and that extends through our employees.

Employee Giving and Volunteerism

Our very generous employees give their time and their money to support causes that are most important to them. Because we appreciate their thoughtful act of giving back, NGL is proud to offer eight work hours per year of paid time for employees to volunteer at a nonprofit.

Many employee volunteer efforts go above and beyond. To recognize their exemplary efforts, NGL developed a volunteerism series to include interviews with employees.

This month NGL is proud to feature Felicia McKenzie, NGL New Business Representative, who shares how her three-week experience teaching in Tanzania turned into her starting Brighter Tanzania Foundation, a nonprofit to help children in Tanzania receive an education.

Click here to read why Felicia gives back.

 

In addition, each employee who donates to an eligible nonprofit of their choice has the opportunity to double the impact of their gift through NGL's Matching Gift Program.

Corporate Giving

NGL is fortunate to offer financial support to many organizations. We are honored to give back and address areas of need in the community. NGL's corporate giving is focused on specific areas, including health and human services, education, and the arts.

Please go to our Newsroom for additional details on NGL's donations and activities in the community.

If you would like to learn more about NGL's community involvement or corporate giving, email Elizabeth Kirchstein, Corporate Giving Administrator, at ejkirchstein@nglic.com. Thank you for considering NGL as a partner in your work. 

Nonprofit Spotlight

NGL employees Kay, Jeanne, Jen and Cassie were recognized by Salvation Army of Dane County for their volunteer efforts ringing bells during the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign. The Red Kettle Campaign supports shelter and counseling for the homeless, educational and sports activities for at-risk youth, and assistance to police and fire departments during local emergencies.

Last year, the Salvation Army of Dane County raised more than $500,000 through the Red Kettle Campaign!

Pictured left to right: Kay, Jeanne, Mark Solverud (NGL President & CEO), Mike Hanson (Salvation Army of Dane County Advisory Board), Elizabeth Kirchstein, Jen Berg and Cassie Berg.

Cassie and Jen have volunteered as Salvation Army bell ringers for three years. You will find them ringing bells outside of Piggly Wiggly in Cross Plains. They use their NGL giving hours to volunteer for the Salvation Army.
 
Jen shared, "We believe that by volunteering for the Red Kettle Campaign we are doing our part to help bring meals to those in need, holiday gifts to children who have nothing or very little and support to shelters in our local community. To us, the Red Kettle Campaign is more than just ringing a bell – it is about supporting our community. By doing our part, we believe that we might be able to give the best gift of all to someone who needs it most – hope for a better future." 
 
Jeanne and Kay shared, "We love giving back and making people smile. We're not your average "bell ringers" as we sing, dance and bring season's greetings and holiday cheer to everyone. In fact, people stopped to tell us that we made their day brighter and happier which encourages them to give to others. And that's the very reason why we volunteer. Plus we have an amazing time doing it together!"
 

To learn more about The Salvation Army of Dane County, go to: www.salvationarmydanecounty.org/danecounty/

 

NGL's Community Involvement