Community giving

As a responsible corporate citizen, Sedgwick is committed to the communities where our colleagues and clients live and operate. We partner with and contribute to organizations that provide sustainable solutions for the social, health and educational needs of our communities.

Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. At Sedgwick, this includes supporting our communities through a combination of volunteering, sharing of expertise and monetary support.

Areas of focus
Social and community development

Promoting economic growth and stable communities, as well as increasing access to social service organizations focused on the arts, humanities and cultural experiences

Health and wellness

Advancing organizations that provide sustainable, innovative and preventive solutions for those with mental, physical, spiritual or psychological needs

Education

Enhancing accessibility to quality educational opportunities for all ages

Local impact

Our caring counts® philosophy begins at home. Each Sedgwick office has an activity committee charged with developing programs that engage colleagues, foster teambuilding, and generate goodwill. The activity committees create valuable leadership opportunities, bring our teams closer together and allow us to positively impact our communities – all while benefiting local charities.

Our committees organize colleague activities that support people in need, such as:

  • School clothing and supply drives
  • Charity runs and walks
  • Disaster relief
  • Local food bank support
  • Military care packages
  • Holiday gift drives
  • Nonprofit home care services for the homebound
  • Support for children’s programs and hospitals
  • Veterans programs
  • Many more
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Causes + initiatives

In addition to local involvement, Sedgwick partners with a number of organizations to help effect positive change on a global scale. As an international organization, we’re invested in the development and well-being of communities across the world.

Season of giving

Sedgwick’s 2018 season of giving campaign was inspired to unite in helping underserved populations. One basic need that many of us take for granted is clean water. There are millions of people around the globe who live without this vital resource.

This season, we invite our global community to join us in supporting WaterAid, an organization that strives to reach everyone, everywhere with safe and clean water, sanitation and hygiene, as every drop counts. Click here to read more.

Our 2017 holiday campaign demonstrated our gratitude to first responders around the world for their generosity of spirit and commitment to showing how “caring counts” during the most uncertain times. We also profiled colleagues and their family members across all of our brands who served as volunteer first responders. We donated $50,000 to Gary Sinise Foundation’s First Responders Outreach program in the U.S. and charities assisting first responders in Canada, Ireland and the U.K.

Prior holiday campaigns have benefitted e-NABLE, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Medical Center, Kids’ Chance and Iraq Star. 

Industry initiatives

The mission of Kids’ Chance of America is to help children who have had a parent or guardian suffer a work-related catastrophic or fatal injury. Kids’ Chance is based in the United States and is currently active in 36 states. Sedgwick assists Kids’ Chance in identifying scholarship applicants and helping to build national awareness of Kids’ Chance. We also provide financial support on a state-by-state basis. Please note: although Sedgwick is deeply committed to the Kids’ Chance organization, we do not have any influence or role in its scholarship selections, approvals or dissemination of funds.

Sedgwick has been a long-time sponsor of the RIMS annual conference and participates in community service projects coordinated as part of the event.

In 2017, we donated $10,000 to the Literacy Education and Resource Network (LEARN), a free, online knowledge management system that provides early grade educators with access to professional development resources offered by the Philadelphia-based Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI).

In 2016, Sedgwick’s colleagues were moved into action when they saw and experienced the homeless crisis in San Diego. Sedgwick identified the Alpha Project as an organization that fulfills our corporate social responsibility mission of providing sustainable solutions to communities for their social, health and educational needs. We donated $10,000 for the Alpha Project to continue providing proactive, essential and meaningful services to individuals and families who are homeless and/or impacted by mental illness.

The Spencer Educational Foundation is the premier organization awarding scholarships and grants in risk management and insurance, and facilitates internships and educational opportunities.

Since its inception in 2015, Sedgwick has sponsored the Annual Spencer Educational Foundation 5K Fun Runs at the RIMS Annual Conference, raising over $150,000 for industry scholarship programs.

We also recently pledged $100,000 to the Spencer Educational Foundation over three years to establish the Steven E. Penman Memorial Scholarship in tribute to our company’s late chief operating officer. The merit-based Sedgwick/Penman scholarship will, beginning in 2018, be awarded annually to one undergraduate college student of risk management, insurance, actuarial science or business who meets the foundation’s eligibility guidelines.

The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) is a nonprofit educational organization that serves as a comprehensive industry resource. Sedgwick is among the sponsors of the annual WCI Educational Conference, and has joined WCI for the last four years in supporting the conference’s annual charity efforts for Give Kids the World Village.

Getting active for a cause

Sedgwick supports a culture of health and well-being and is committed to fostering a healthy workforce. In May 2017, Sedgwick colleagues participated in a 70,000 mile wellness challenge to support the Given Limb Foundation. Participants walked and ran throughout the month and tracked their mileage and Sedgwick donated $15,000 to the cause.

The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with amputations or diminished use of their limbs, particularly our wounded military, through program support, adaptive accommodations and outreach. In conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Amputee Coalition, the Given Limb Foundation adapts vehicles by buying and paying for the installation of floor-mounted hand controls and other equipment.

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Natural disaster and community crisis relief

At Sedgwick, we take care of people in their time of need every day. Our compassionate colleagues also go beyond to help those impacted by natural disasters or traumatic events. Below are some examples of these efforts:

Following the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in October 2018, Sedgwick donated $5,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Our Victims of Terror Fund.

Sedgwick has made company donations to the American Red Cross' funds for the victims of Florence and Michael and to the International Medical Corps to support their efforts in Indonesia. 

When flooding devastated the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, community in August 2016, Sedgwick responded. Sedgwick collaborated with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to establish a colleague assistance fund where colleagues could apply for financial assistance. Offices came together to raise $30,579 for their fellow colleagues impacted by the flooding.

Sedgwick donated $25,000 to the One Orlando Fund to the people impacted by the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub to help them rebuild their lives.

Connect with us.

If you would like to request a charitable contribution from Sedgwick, please review our eligibility requirements. If your organization meets those guidelines, please click here to submit our request form. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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