The IBM Retiree Charitable Contribution Campaign is part of IBM’s national fundraising drive that offers IBM employees, executives and retirees the opportunity to participate in improving the quality of life for less fortunate individuals and families in our communities.
The retiree campaign was initiated in 1988. Over the last 15 years, more than $1M has been raised annually for 501(c)(3) agencies. In 2011, the program exceeded $2M. Throughout its history, it has been considered the most successful corporate campaign of its kind in America.
Retirees have the option to nominate and contribute to 501(c)(3) agencies of their choice. These include environmental, cultural, and educational, as well as health, human services, and humanitarian relief. No schools, public or private are eligible. However, Public Education Funds which allow support to K-12 schools can be nominated. Religious organizations, such as churches and synagogues, do not qualify unless they have a specific 501(c)(3) program to serve the community such as a homeless shelter, food bank, literacy program, etc.
This very worthwhile program offers you the opportunity to join the thousands of other IBM retirees who, as a group, traditionally continue to exhibit strong community citizenship. There are more than 10,000 agencies on The 2012 ECCC/RCCC List. If yours is not on the list, you can nominate it to be considered in future campaigns.