New York, December 1, 2020 – The following memo from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. Squeri was sent to all American Express colleagues today:
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global effort to support the people and organizations that improve our world. In honor of all the ways we back our communities, I’m proud to share the results of this year’s Give2Gether campaign.
As you know, Give2Gether went global this year as we rolled out new ways for colleagues around the world to support a charity of their choice. Nearly 25,000 Amex colleagues made a pledge as part of this year’s campaign to support a charity and stand up for causes they care about.
With the program available globally for the first time this year, we hit a new record for the most dollars pledged by our colleagues at $7.41 million. Together with the company’s match, we will be giving over $14 million in much-needed support to 4,400 non-profit organizations across the world.
It’s terrific to see this level of participation, especially in a year like this one. You’ve clearly demonstrated your commitment to backing the communities in which we live and work, stepping up when they need our support the most.
I want to thank this year’s campaign chairs, Elizabeth Rutledge and Marc Gordon, for leading this year’s effort, as well as the hundreds of colleagues who organized virtual events and served as local champions.
Thank you for your generosity. Your pledges will make a difference in the lives of our families, colleagues, neighbors and customers.
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