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The Standard's Employee Giving Campaign Raises $5.6 Million for Nonprofits and Schools
[January 14, 2022]

The Standard's Employee Giving Campaign Raises $5.6 Million for Nonprofits and Schools

During the 2021 Employee Giving Campaign, current and retired employees at Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) pledged $1.9 million benefiting more than 2,200 schools and nonprofit organizations. After a two-for-one match by The Standard and parent organization Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, total contributions from the 2021 campaign will exceed $5.6 million.

"Each year, employees and retirees of The Standard generously pledge their support of the nonprofit organizations and schools they care most about during the Employee Giving Campaign," said Dan McMillan, president and CEO at The Standard. "Giving back is core to our company culture and we are proud that our employees and retirees are keeping that culture alive."

More than 1,800 employees pledged support during the campaign. These contributions, which are in addition to The Standard's corporate and foundation giving, will be distributed to nonprofit organizations and schools during 2022.

Another unique tradition during the Employee Giving Campaign is the Jeans Days program, which provides employees added incentives including the right to wear jeans and sneakers to work all year in exchange for a $100 charitable contribution to a targeted cause. Now called the Denim Impact Fund, this year's partners focused on addictions treatment and recovery support. The Denim Impact Fund program alone raised more than $375,000 for five nonprofit organizations: Center for Addiction Treatment in Cincinnati, Ohio; Fora Health in Portland, Oregon; Roads to Recovery in Lynchburg, Virginia; and New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center in White Plains, New York.

These are just some of the many organizations receiving support from The Standard's giving campaign:

Fora Health (formerly De Paul Treatment Centers)


Oregon Food Bank


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington


Oregon Humane Society


Transition Projects


Self Enhancement, Inc.


Young Life


Oregon Public Broadcasting


Oregon Health & Science University Foundation


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


For more information about community involvement at The Standard, visit

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

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