Lawrence Livermore campaign raises $3.6 million for charitable organizations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.6 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign.

Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.6 million through payroll deduction, with 100 percent of the funds donated going directly to agencies that are selected by employees.

LLNS, which manages the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, will add $1 million to the total amount raised, increasing the contribution value to more than $3.6 million. The $1 million will be prorated across all recipient organizations, thus augmenting employee donations.

Donations will benefit more than 1,500 community and nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, Greater Bay Area, San Joaquin County and beyond: a much-needed boost to organizations that have felt the effects of the global pandemic.

“I am amazed by the generosity of Lab employees during these challenging times,” said Kim Budil, LLNS president and director of the Laboratory. “We have proven time and time again that together, we will do our part to help support those in our communities who need it most.”

Since 2009, the Lab's HOME Campaign, which runs October through December, has raised more than $3 million annually (including the annual $1 million provided by LLNS) with a total amount raised of more than $45 million in the last decade.

The HOME Campaign is one of the Tri-Valley's most generous annual charity drives and is a major community support activity for the Laboratory.