Donations of time, talent and treasure are the power behind the American Red Cross. Over 90 percent of Red Cross staff are volunteers, and an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross receives is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The generosity of our corporate donors gives life to the programs that mean so much to our community. We’d like to highlight a few of them.
The Nationwide Foundation was established in 1959 with the mission of improving the quality of life in communities where Nationwide members, employees, and partners live and work. The Foundation focuses on supporting emergency and basic needs and crisis stabilization, making for a natural partnership with the Red Cross. The Foundation even matches some donations made by employees and partners.
L-Brands Foundation, created in 1993, focuses its donations on programs that support health and empowerment of women, nurturing and mentoring of children, and improving education. The Foundation gives specific attention to diversity, inclusion, and cultural arts, with the belief that strong cultural arts translate to strong and diverse communities.
White Castle’s founder, Billy Ingram, believed in giving back to the community where his family-owned business began. That generosity began naturally, and has since grown into the Ingram-White Castle Foundation. This foundation is proud to continue these philanthropic efforts that started with the company founder.
The Columbus Foundation began in 1943 by a group passionate about improving the lives of Central Ohioans. Over the past 70 years, the group has formed charitable partnerships with more than 2500 individuals and businesses. The Columbus Foundation is now the seventh largest community foundation worldwide.
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) has a philanthropic platform that helps DSW make an impact in the community. Shoe Lovers Care is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, supporting blood drives, annual fundraisers, and donating shoes to those in need. Employees can nominate nonprofits for donations from DSW.
The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation began in 2005 with the goal of playing a positive role in the communities in which their employees live and work. The AEP Foundation focuses on education, basic human services, the environment, and community enrichment.
The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has been promoting the health and well-being of families through its support of organizations like the Red Cross since 2005. This support is seen through financial donations, in-kind contributions, and hands-on volunteering.
Columbia Gas of Ohio supports their 1.4 million customers by investing in the community. Columbia Cares focuses on safety, economic and workforce development, energy education, and hardship assistance like that provided by the Red Cross during disaster relief and recovery.
Doug Howard Builders was formed in 2009 by owner Doug Howard. His years of experience and integrity as a builder are seen in the support he gives to the community in which he lives, and the communities he develops for others to live in.
Englefield Oil opened their first Duchess Shoppe in Lancaster, Ohio, in 1975. Their vision of complete dedication to their customers, employees, and community shine through their history of giving back. Duchess Shoppes participate in campaigns to raise money for organizations that provide direct and local community services, like the Red Cross.
The generosity of our donors has enabled the Red Cross to provide direct services like disaster relief, blood services, support for our military, fire safety and smoke alarm installation, and so much more. The impact made on the lives of those touched by a Red Cross service or volunteer is why we are so thankful to our generous donors. For more information on the Red Cross and corporate giving, visit