Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised $3.2 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities.
Laboratory employees pledged $2.2 million through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, an annual employee charitable fundraising drive celebrating its 41st year. Through the campaign, Lab employees pledged donations via payroll deduction or gave onetime donations that go directly to agencies selected by employees.
In addition, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which manages the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, announced it would donate $1 million in matching funds again this year. With the LLNS match, the total amount raised was $3.2 million to benefit more than 750 community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Greater Bay Area and beyond.
“Laboratory employees responded generously again this year to the HOME campaign,” said Bill Goldstein, LLNS president and director of the Laboratory. “My thanks to everyone who contributed, and to all who donate time, energy and money to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors and their community.”
Since 2009, the Lab's HOME Campaign has raised more than $3 million annually (including the annual LLNS $1 million match) with a total amount raised of more than $30 million overall 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.