In the largest employee giving campaign in the 10-year history of DonorsChoose.org, 4,331 employees from Credit Suisse chose to donate to classroom projects in need as part of this year's Holiday Charity Initiative.The average donation was incredibly generous - $150 per employee, 75% more than our average donation. Over 100 employees gave more than $1,000 each. Overall, Credit Suisse employees from 25 states gave to classroom projects in their own backyards and across the country.Credit Suisse employees chose to support a large range of classroom projects, from basic classroom needs like pencils and paper, to a $20,000 field trip to Europe for low-income middle school students. Employees made many inspirational comments to the classrooms they supported, such as:
- "I gave to this project because I am a mother of two boys and have many young loved ones. I want to support our children and be one more helping hand. Together we can do it. They're counting on us!"
- "I gave to this project because my company Credit Suisse is a strong supporter of giving back to our community, and helping its employees find meaningful ways to contribute."
- "I remember every great teacher that inspired me throughout my childhood and I am incredibly happy that I can contribute to the learning and education of our youth. Keep up the good work and I hope you are able to inspire these kids as much as I was inspired by my teachers."
Below is a heartfelt thank-you note from a teacher whose project, "College Bound", that Credit Suisse employees funded:
Below are pictures from the classroom projects Credit Suisse employees supported:
Credit Suisse, on behalf of the students and teachers we serve, THANK YOU!