Original Date: 04/01/1993
Revision Date: 01/19/2007
Information : Civic and Community Affairs
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-West demonstrates its commitment to civic and community affairs through its employees who volunteer thousands of hours and substantial donations. Oversight of these efforts are the responsibility of a small group of professionals from the various McDonnell Douglas companies, less than 30 people for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation worldwide. The McDonnell Douglas Corporation follows a strategic plan that clearly outlines the focus of its commitment, locally and worldwide. Three primary funding resources support their Civic and Community Affairs.
The McDonnell Douglas Foundation has assets of $60.45M to provide an annual contribution budget of $8.3M.
The MDA charitable contributions are grants made directly by local McDonnell Douglas companies. The annual budget for 1993 was $250K.
Each Local Business Unit supports an Employee's Community Fund. These funds are made available by voluntary payroll deductions. In 1992, 67% of the corporate employees participated. The funds are contributed to local and regional community organizations.
There is also a corporate Political Contribution Fund to support the campaigns of state and local political candidates and ballot issues, and a Gifts in Kind program that includes the donation of surplus property and the use of some corporate facilities and services to worthy causes.
A major source of community involvement is the Employee Volunteers Program which includes all levels of employees, including the executives. It is administered as part of each company's Community Help and Involvement Program. The activities undertaken at MDA-West by the Community Help and Involvement Program's organization and in cooperation with other corporations in the region have been favorably viewed by the community and local governmental bodies. One of these programs is the Homework Hotline in which volunteers man telephones to help children in the elementary through high school levels with math and science homework problems.
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