The charitable giving programs of CIGNA
with help and hope
and the CIGNA Foundation 2006
A Commitment to the CIGNA Foundation
Highest Values Board of Directors
“We embrace completely the principles of dollars to help build a permanent memorial H. EDWARD HANWAY
equality, service, respect and strength of to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Chairman, Chief Executive Ofﬁcer
community implicit in Dr. King’s legacy. Mall in Washington DC. We’re proud to be CIGNA Corporation
And we take very seriously our responsibility the ﬁrst health services company to make DAVID M. CORDANI With Help and Hope
as a corporate citizen to embody those this commitment, and look forward to seeing President, CIGNA HealthCare
principles in the marketplace.” CIGNA’s name permanently inscribed on the As a business, CIGNA is committed
JOHN M. MURABITO
With these words, CIGNA CEO H. Edward Visitor Center’s Donor Wall when the Memorial
Executive Vice President, to providing individuals and families
Hanway announced a commitment by the opens to the public. For more information on
Human Resources and Services
CIGNA Foundation to contribute one million the Memorial, go to www.buildthedream.org. CIGNA Corporation with the information and support
KAREN S. ROHAN
they need to lead healthier lives.
President, CIGNA Group Insurance
President, CIGNA Dental & Vision Care
CIGNA Corporation Through our charitable giving, we
CAROL A. PETREN
extend that same approach to our
Among the lessons we at CIGNA Executive Vice President
have learned from Dr. King is this: and General Counsel
community involvement and the
With hope, all people can dream CIGNA Corporation
of a better, healthier life. With philanthropic activities we pursue.
help they can obtain the tools to
achieve their dream. And when OTHA THOMAS “SKIP” SPRIGGS III
help and hope are brought President
Like our business activities, our
together, dreams become realities. WENDELL B. POTTER charitable programs are designed to
GIANNA S. JACKSON bring help and hope to individuals,
families and communities.
Vice President and Treasurer
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CIGNA and Its People – A Commitment to Provide Help ■ Patient/doctor communications and ■ Our Health/Caring Projects leverage the
A Shared Commitment health literacy. expertise of CIGNA professionals to produce
At CIGNA, help and hope go hand in hand.
In 2006, CIGNA and its people provided ■ Elimination of gender and ethnic disparities healthy outcomes.
We know that people can lead healthier lives,
help and hope to individuals, families and with help. We know that communities can in health care. ■ CIGNA’s Core Concern Directed Grants
communities in the following ways: prosper and grow, with hope. By funding build on existing relationships to ﬁnd healthy
■ The connection between a healthy mind
■ The CIGNA Foundation made $1.7 million organizations working in our ﬁve health-related and a healthy body. lifestyle solutions that work.
in grants to a wide variety of health, areas of core concern, CIGNA and the CIGNA ■ Our people walk, bike, bake, and even knit
education and community organizations. Foundation are helping individuals and families With Programs that Produce Hope in our CIGNA-wide campaigns on behalf of
■ CIGNA Civic Aﬀairs provided staﬀ achieve better health. By engaging with our causes like healthy babies and breast health.
Through the work of the CIGNA Foundation,
resources and ﬁnancial support valued at communities through volunteerism and
our corporate charitable contributions program ■ CIGNA’s Next Door Neighbor Grants bring
$2.4 million to oﬃce-based volunteer and charitable giving, CIGNA and its people are
and the volunteer eﬀorts of our people, we educational, cultural and human services to
fundraising activities, whose beneﬁciaries bringing hope to our neighbors and the
provide help and hope in the following ways: our home communities.
included the March of Dimes®, Susan G. people we serve.
■ The CIGNA Foundation Targeted Grant ■ Our Employee Community Involvement
Komen for the Cure and the United Way®. Our programs provide help to the people they
Program identiﬁes thought leadership programs help our people to support the
■ CIGNA Corporation made donations serve by focusing on these areas of core concern:
programs that directly impact the health charities they choose.
totaling $1.4 million to nonproﬁt ■ The health of women, children and families. of individuals and families. ■ CIGNA’s Special Initiatives – such as our
organizations. ■ Obesity awareness and prevention. support of the MLK Memorial – reaﬃrm
■ CIGNA’s people volunteered more than our commitment to the highest values.
19,000 hours and donated more than
$1.8 million to CIGNA-supported charitable
eﬀorts in their communities.
All told, CIGNA, its people and the CIGNA
Foundation committed $7.3 million to our
charitable eﬀorts in 2006. WalkAmerica® at CIGNA: Many Feet, But Many Hands, Too
WalkDay is the main event in CIGNA’s yearly which CIGNA donated to a local hospital’s
We believe that all people possess the desire and ability to make positive
WalkAmerica eﬀort on behalf of the March of Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit to help newborns
changes, in their own lives and in the lives of their communities. We know
that, with help and hope, all people can make those changes. CIGNA and its Dimes, but the little things we do in the weeks at risk stay warm. Not only do CIGNA employees
people are committed to encouraging that hope, and providing that help. leading up to the Walk are important too. walk to raise money for research, but they help
In our Bloomﬁeld, Conn. home oﬃce, employees remind us in other ways what WalkAmerica is
knitted more than 300 hats for premature babies, all about … healthy babies.
individuals and families can lead healthy lives
CIGNA Health/Caring Projects CIGNA Core Concern Directed Grants CIGNA Foundation Targeted Grants A Commitment to Health In the fall of 2006, CIGNA’s people nationwide Among the major recipients of corporate
joined forces for the 12th time to support charitable funds in 2006 were:
To better leverage the knowledge of CIGNA’s To help strengthen relationships with established To help us better identify nonproﬁt groups By the people of CIGNA
Susan G. Komen for the Cure. CIGNA and ■ March of Dimes (Civic Aﬀairs) $1,037,125
health professionals, the directors of CIGNA partners working in our core concern areas, and undertaking thought leadership projects in
With a workforce that is 75% female, CIGNA the CIGNA Foundation contributed more
Foundation regularly tap the expertise of our develop relationships with other organizations our core concern areas, we initiated the CIGNA ■ AHIP Foundation $100,000
looks at women’s health as more than just than $120,000 to help raise awareness and,
people to help identify particularly interesting whose work in core concern areas is brought Foundation Targeted Grant program in 2006.
a core concern. For us, tackling the health ■ Komen for the Cure (Civic Aﬀairs) $97,000
ultimately, to ﬁnd a cure for breast cancer.
work being done in our core concern areas. to our attention by existing partners or other Targeted Grants are relatively modest awards –
issues that most aﬀect women is a core need. ■ Children’s Hospital Boston $50,000
Awards are mid-range ($25,000 – $50,000), CIGNA stakeholders, CIGNA oﬀers Core Concern $10,000 or less – that are intended to both
It is only natural, then, that two causes of Through CIGNA’s corporate giving
Directed Grants. reward interesting approaches and help ■ American Heart Association® $42,600
and are typically reserved for projects that utmost importance to women – healthy The direct corporate contributions of CIGNA
are national in scope. These awards are generally made to fund us build relationships with groups doing ■ Alex’s Lemonade Stand $25,000
pregnancies and breast cancer awareness – are generally made at the request of our local
projects that are either national in scope or creative work. Foundation® (Civic Aﬀairs)
In 2006, recipients were: should so fully engage our people in two of market leaders in response to the speciﬁc needs
replicable nationally. Among award recipients In 2006, nonproﬁts active in each of our core CIGNA’s major annual fundraising campaigns.
■ American Diabetes Association of their communities. In addition, our major A Commitment to Diversity
in 2006 were: concern areas received grants. Among these
(Phoenix, Ariz.), to support the Shaping Spring of 2006 marked our 12th year as sponsorships, such as the March of Dimes
were: In health services
America’s Youth campaign, $50,000 ■ Maryvale Revitalization Corporation a National Sponsor of the March of Dimes and Komen for the Cure, are paid from the
(Phoenix, Ariz. /Dallas, Texas), to bring the ■ Partnership for Clear Health Diversity is an increasingly important element
WalkAmerica campaign. More than 3,000 contributions budget of CIGNA’s Civic Aﬀairs
■ National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Operation Tone-Up nutrition/exercise Communications (North Adams, Mass.), of corporate culture in America today. For
people joined CIGNA Walk teams in 62 department. Approximately two-thirds of
(Washington, DC), for their ¡Vive tu Vida!
program to local schools, $50,000 health literacy, $10,000 a company like CIGNA, whose mission involves
locations. When our sponsorship support and CIGNA’s corporate contributions are directed
Get Up! Get Moving! campaign, $25,000
promoting health and healthy lifestyles, diversity
■ MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis, ■ Malta House of Care (Hartford, Conn.), the money raised by CIGNA teams was tallied, to organizations working for the health of
■ CT Regional Health Organization – takes on even greater urgency. We understand
Minn.), for its music health therapy health care disparities, $5,000 CIGNA and its people contributed over $1.5 individuals and families.
Qualidigm (Middletown, Conn.), for that if individuals and families are to make
program, $25,000 million to help guarantee healthy pregnancies.
a state-wide health information ■ Wellness Center (Philadelphia, Pa.),
healthy choices, they must have access to health
exchange, $25,000 ■ Middlesex Hospital (Middletown, Conn.), women/children/families, $5,000
services and health information in a form that is
to support its health literacy project, $25,000 ■ Chicago State University (Chicago, Ill.),
■ Healthy Kids Challenge (Dighton, Kan.), useful to them.
to support their obesity awareness ■ Abbottsford (Philadelphia, Pa.), for its disparities, $5,000
In 2006, in cooperation with the Hispanic
program for young people, $25,000 nurse practitioner-run community health ■ Children’s Crisis Treatment Center Scholarship Fund, CIGNA funded four
facility, $10,000 (Philadelphia, Pa.), healthy mind, $5,000
■ American College of Physicians scholarships to Hispanic students majoring in
(Philadelphia, Pa.), to fund a health ■ CHoP: Bridging the Gaps (Philadelphia, Pa.), ■ YMCA of Washington DC, obesity, $5,000 health-related ﬁelds. It’s a small but important
literacy conference, $25,000 to help fund a program that pairs providers investment in eliminating ethnic disparities in
■ Practice Without Pressure (New Castle, Del.),
with underserved communities, $10,000 health services and improving cross-cultural
communication by bringing a more diverse
group of people into the health ﬁeld.
Kim Bonner Massey, CIGNA’s March of Dimes
2006 WalkAmerica chair for Philadelphia, kicks
oﬀ the campaign event.
communities can prosper and grow
Building our Home Communities Bloomﬁeld, Conn. ■ In May, “Career Beginnings” paired 10–20 ■ In November, “Button Up Connecticut”
CIGNA volunteers with Hartford area high collected hundreds of coats from CIGNA
Philadelphia, Pa. CIGNA’s community involvement program in
school students who have college aspirations employees, to be distributed to shelters
our home community of Bloomﬁeld, Conn. is
Good neighbors share. Good citizens give and need guidance and support. for our neighbors in need.
a truly year-around eﬀort that touches thousands
back. At CIGNA, we know the value of being
of lives. Coordinated by CIGNA Civic Aﬀairs ■ In July, “Chip in for the Cure” brought 100 ■ In December, “Joy of Sharing” gathered
both a good neighbor and a good citizen of
staﬀ, our “Connecticut Calendar of Caring 2006” CIGNA volunteers to Gillette Ridge Golf Course toys and games from CIGNA donors to
our home community of Philadelphia. Our
was ﬁlled with volunteer eﬀorts like this: to raise money for breast cancer research at cheer the holidays of kids in Hartford’s
two largest awards in our Next Door Neighbor
the Futures Golf Tournament. disadvantaged areas.
Grants program went to major cultural ■ In February, “Bring your Baby to Lunch”
kicked oﬀ a fundraising campaign for March ■ In September, the “Everybody WINS” and In addition, associates in our Service Emerging
institutions – the Philadelphia Orchestra
of Dimes WalkAmerica that involved 50 “My Friend Taught Me” tutoring programs Leadership Development Program learned
and the Philadelphia Museum of Art – to
employee volunteers, culminating in the commenced, connecting CIGNA volunteers with about team-building and community service
enhance community life.
Walk itself in May. Hartford students for the entire school year. by volunteering to help at Foodshare’s
To “give back” to Philadelphia in a more direct,
Regional Market in June, then helping out
person-to-person way, we contributed $15,000
again in December by contributing money,
to City Year Philadelphia to help support
toys and time for the Salvation Army’s Toys
their Young Heroes program. Our sponsorship One day can make an enormous diﬀerence. During the United Way
for Tots Program.
enabled a Heroes team of Philadelphia area “Day of Caring” in September, 226 CIGNA employees volunteered more than
1,200 hours of time at 13 Hartford area agencies painting, landscaping, cleaning,
young people learn not just how to serve their
working with children and the elderly, and, as shown here, literally building
community, but also why people choose to serve.
our community with Habitat for Humanity®.
CIGNA supported the arts in Philadelphia
through major corporate contributions to the
Academy of Music and the Barnes Foundation.
Two of Philadelphia’s top universities – Temple
and Drexel – also received corporate funding, Employee Community Involvement
as did the Urban League and the World
Some of CIGNA’s most eﬀective giving organizations of all types where our employees Guest conductor Thomas Wilkins leads the
Aﬀairs Council of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Orchestra’s annual tribute to
happens when our people take the lead. and retirees performed volunteer services.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Philadelphia,
Employees in our Philadelphia home oﬃce In 2006, the CIGNA Matching Gifts Program sponsored by CIGNA
And the CIGNA Foundation gave over $500,000
joined in the sharing spirit with our annual provided more than $350,000 to match Photo courtesy of Tom Mihalek/
to United Way organizations, to augment The Philadelphia Orchestra Association
Holiday Party for the Homeless. And the charitable donations of employees to the $1,290,000 donated by our people in our
Philadelphia employees shared their time educational and cultural organizations. annual corporate United Way campaign.
with elementary school students through our
Through our Community Caring Awards,
partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
we provided more than $41,000 to nonproﬁt