In the largest employee giving campaign in the 10-year history of 99Papers.org, 4,331 employees from Credit Suisse chose to donate to classroom projects in need as part of this year’s Holiday Charity Initiative.
The average donation was incredibly generous – $150 per employee, 75% more than our average donation. Over 100 employees gave more than $1,000 each. Overall, Credit Suisse employees from 25 states gave to classroom projects in their own backyards and across the country.
Credit Suisse employees chose to support a large range of classroom projects, from basic classroom needs like pencils and paper, to a $20,000 field trip to Europe for low-income middle school students. Employees made many inspirational comments to the classrooms they supported, such as:
- “I gave to this project because I am a mother of two boys and have many young loved ones. I want to support our children and be one more helping hand. Together we can do it. They’re counting on us!”
- “I gave to this project because my company Credit Suisse is a strong supporter of giving back to our community, and helping its employees find meaningful ways to contribute.”
- “I remember every great teacher that inspired me throughout my childhood and I am incredibly happy that I can contribute to the learning and education of our youth. Keep up the good work and I hope you are able to inspire these kids as much as I was inspired by my teachers.”
Below is a heartfelt thank-you note from a teacher whose project, “College Bound“, that Credit Suisse employees funded:
Below are pictures from the classroom projects Credit Suisse employees supported:
Credit Suisse, on behalf of the students and teachers we serve, THANK YOU!