Employee Giving and Matching Program, AllSouth Gives Back
Our commitment to service doesn't stop with our members. We're also committed to investing in the communities we proudly serve. It's our mission to help improve the quality of life in our communities by dedicating resources, funds, and employee time to local organizations, causes, and charities that reflect our shared values of military support, family crisis, and issues of homelessness and hunger.
Over the last two years, we've seen how the effects of the pandemic have negatively impacted our communities, especially those already in need. At AllSouth, we remain dedicated to supporting charities and organizations helping our communities with food insecurity and providing other services to struggling families.
Our AllSouth team recognizes the importance of giving back and has demonstrated their support by donating to worthy causes. Since 2012, our team members have generously donated over $67,000 to local charities as part of our 'Casual for a Cause' program. This program allowed employees to dress 'casual' in exchange for a donation to a selected charity each month.
To further increase our giving to help those in need, we redesigned our 'Casual for a Cause' program. In 2022, we introduced 'AllSouth Gives Back,' our newly redesigned employee giving program. Through 'AllSouth Gives Back,' we will match our team members' generous contributions dollar-for-dollar. The 'AllSouth Gives Back' program will continue to provide donations and support the mission and goals of charities in the communities we serve throughout the Midlands.
"Our AllSouth team is very generous and really enjoys giving back to the community. Over the years, I have watched our team rally around collection drives for veterans and donate several thousands of meals worth of food," said Bill Koehler, President & CEO. "Their generosity inspires us to do more, which is why we wanted to match their contributions."
As part of our 'AllSouth Gives Back' program, our team members submitted and voted on the top charities and non-profit organizations they wanted to contribute to. As a result, 12 charities were selected, one for each month of the year. The charities that were chosen for 2022 are:
- Pets Inc.
- Palmetto Place Children and Youth Services
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
- Columbia Humane Society
- Senior Resources (Meals on Wheels)
- Prisma Health Walk for Life/Half Marathon
- Midlands Fatherhood Coalition
- Soldiers & Vets Charity Golf Tournament (AllSouth's annual charity golf tournament that supports local military organizations. Learn more about the tournament and AllSouth's fundraising efforts.)
- Angel's Hope
- Vets Christmas Charity Ride
- Cat Around Town Project
We hope that our steadfast commitment to our community and members demonstrates our willingness to be both a financial and community partner through good times and bad. We will continue to seek new and innovative ways to provide our members with solutions that meet everyday banking needs and help make every day possible while supporting our local communities.