Raytheon encourages employees to volunteer their time and skills to support local communities and organizations. Employees experience the satisfaction of making a meaningful difference, and their commitment helps further community initiatives. Many employees choose to align their activities with Raytheon's two signature Programs — military family and veteran support and STEM education. For example, in November 2016 employees channeled their Week of Service efforts to honor veterans, providing career counseling and distributing care packages to veterans. Employees also participate in a wide range of fundraisers and events. These include Raytheon's donor-advised Fund in Support of Our Troops. This fund disburses grants to nine organizations that deliver services and support to active-duty service members and veterans.
Over the past 11 years, Raytheon employees have given more than $1.1 million through the donor-advised fund.
In 2016, our Young Employee Success Network Employee Resource Group led a four-month global service campaign in support of student veterans. YESNET held 47 networking events with 21 Student Veterans of America campus chapters to connect with students in their communities. YESNET members volunteered more than 800 hours and raised $20,000 to support student veteran chapter operations.
Employee Volunteerism by the Numbers