Dec. 14, 2020

Lab campaign raises record $3.9 million for charities

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at], 925-424-4715

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.9 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is the highest dollar amount raised in the 45-year history of the HOME Campaign.

Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.9 million through payroll deduction, up nearly $200,000 from last year. One hundred percent of the funds donated go directly to agencies that are selected by employees.

LLNS, which manages the Laboratory for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, will add $1 million in prorated matching funds to augment employee donations, increasing the contribution value to more than $3.9 million.

Employee participation increased this year, and donations will benefit more than 1,500 community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, Greater Bay Area, San Joaquin County and beyond.

“Despite the challenges we have all faced in 2020, the generous spirit of our Lab employees continues,” said Bill Goldstein, LLNS president and director of the Laboratory. “I want to thank our employees for their contributions and commitment to serving others.”

Since 2009, the Lab's HOME Campaign, which runs October through December, has raised more than $3 million annually (including the annual LLNS $1 million match) with a total amount raised of nearly $44 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.