Foundation and employee giving on track to exceed $110,000
As an urgent need for funds is made clear by relief organizations already equipped to mobilize relief efforts in Haiti, the Aetna Foundation has identified six organizations that will each receive $10,000 immediately to help fund their relief efforts. This $60,000 in Haitian relief contributions will be nearly doubled by an estimated $25,000 that Aetna employees have already pledged to relief efforts, which is being matched by the Aetna Foundation dollar for dollar for an additional $25,000.
The Aetna Foundation is providing this support to:
“As a physician, a mother, and a human being, it is heartbreaking to witness this tragedy in Haiti, and we all want to do something,” said Anne C. Beal, M.D., M.P.H., president, Aetna Foundation, Inc. “Our hope is that these contributions will help save lives and protect the precarious state of population health in Haiti -- a hope we know we share with these fine organizations who are working so feverishly right now.”
As previously announced, Aetna has activated its 47 Volunteer Councils across the country to engage with relief agencies and support collection of goods and funds and offering other assistance. In addition, Aetna is responding in the following ways:
Aetna’s international or U.S.-based customers, members or employees who need help can reach Aetna at the following toll-free numbers.
About the Aetna Foundation
The Aetna Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Founded in 1972, the Foundation promotes wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities Aetna serves. The Foundation's 2010 giving will focus on addressing the rising rate of obesity in the U.S., promoting racial and ethnic equity in health care, and advancing integrated health care. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed over $359 million in grants and sponsorships. For more information on the Aetna Foundation visit www.aetnafoundation.org.
Aetna (NYSE: AET) is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.