Cummins employees step up and pledge record amount of money to the United Way

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Employees engage in a pie-eating contest
Cummins employees in Indianapolis engage in a pie-eating competition to help raise money for the United Way.

Cummins employees eat up any chance we have to give back to the communities we live and work in. Last year, Cummins pledged a company record $2.66 million to the United Way. The result was a 6 percent increase from the previous year.

The Cummins Foundation matches the pledges dollar for dollar bringing the total to an outstanding $5.32 million.

“Many of these contributions have been or will be designated to not-for-profit organizations about which our employees are passionate and spend time with volunteering outside of the United Way campaign,” said Brian Hardy, Corporate Responsibility Program manager.

“Corporate Responsibility is one of Cummins’ core values and can be demonstrated in so many ways, including making contributions to the United Way,” Hardy added.

The previous record was set last year at $2.51 million. This year, participants exceeded 9,000 employees. Through the United Way, employees were able to choose among qualifying programs where there money would be allocated.

The most money in 2012 was raised from Cummins employees living in Bartholomew County, Ind.; Fridley, Minn. and Rocky Mount, N.C. The Company has large operations in all three locations.

Participation, however, was high across almost every Cummins site, regardless of size, with Cummins’ facilities in El Paso, Texas; Jamestown, N.Y.; Clovis, N.M.; Rocky Mount; Nashville, Tenn. and Indianapolis all recording participation rates of 70 percent or higher.

While the United Way program involves mostly the United States, Cummins has started matching gift programs outside the United States through The Cummins Foundation and the Cummins India Foundation.

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