Engaging Communities for the Greater Good

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award. Since its launch in 1996, this award has recognized nonprofit organizations that are engaging in groundbreaking partnerships with public, private and social sector leaders to address complex challenges facing communities across the country, from the largest cities to rural towns.

As we celebrate the achievements of the five award-winning programs for 2020, we also acknowledge the extraordinary commitment of the many nonprofits working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those in the social welfare and health and human services sectors. On behalf of everyone at Mutual of America, I want to thank them and our thousands of clients, colleagues and friends from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors for making such a powerful impact during this challenging time.

The impact of the Community Partnership Award can be seen every day through the remarkable contributions of the nonprofit organizations we’ve honored over the last 25 years.

John R. Greed,
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Mutual of America Financial Group

Twenty-five years ago, my predecessor Thomas J. Moran, along with board members and other sector leaders, envisioned the Community Partnership Award as a way to recognize the remarkable leadership of nonprofit organizations and the numerous contributions they make to improve the lives of individuals through collaborative efforts. Thanks to their vision and the excellent stewardship of the Mutual of America Foundation, which was established in 1987 as the charitable arm of Mutual of America Financial Group, the Community Partnership Award has become one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the country.

As you’ll see on the pages that follow, the exceptional organizations we highlighted this year demonstrate that moments of challenge and complexity are often when the power of partnership can produce the most significant change and results. The unique collaborations they forged are a reminder of the crucial role nonprofits play in addressing some of today’s most pressing societal challenges. Indeed, the impact of the award can be seen every day through the remarkable contributions of the nonprofit organizations we’ve honored over the last 25 years.

Similarly, Mutual of America has a deep culture of caring, giving back and making a positive, meaningful difference in the local communities where we live and work. The Company has had a consistent track record of doing so even when the spotlight on caring and social equality was not shining as bright as it is today. And we have supported and empowered our employees in doing so since our inception.

One such example is the Company’s enhancement of the employee matching gifts program. During 2020, charitable donations made by our employees to nonprofit social sector organizations adversely impacted by or providing direct relief assistance for the coronavirus pandemic, or to organizations dedicated to social equality, are being matched with “two dollars for each dollar” donated instead of our normal “dollar for dollar” match.

While 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Community Partnership Award, it is also the 75th anniversary of the Company. Our commitment to helping customers stay focused on their financial health is the hallmark of who we are as a Company and what we have been doing successfully since 1945.

As this incredibly challenging year comes to a close, Mutual of America is pleased to support and help extend the reach of these vital organizations through the 2020 Community Partnership Award.

John R. Greed
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Mutual of America Financial Group

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