For more than 70 years, Walker has had a proud culture of community involvement and social responsibility. We firmly believe in our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen. This is demonstrated in the work we contribute to our local community and through the many organizations in which Walker associates are involved. Walker is regularly recognized for our community service.
Our community and philanthropic efforts are known among our associates as Walker GIVES (Getting Involved, Volunteering, Encouraging, Supporting). These programs take shape in three primary ways:
We volunteer. Walker associates are leaders in countless community organizations. We actively participate in United Way leadership programs and encourage our associates to develop their skills as volunteers and board members of worthwhile not-for-profit organizations. What’s more, these groups recognize Walker’s commitment to the community and seek out our employees to get involved.
We contribute. Whether it is through corporate funds or campaigns coordinated with our associates, we are generous in sharing our resources. Employees constantly step up to contribute to food drives, holiday programs, education initiatives and more. Walker is recognized as a Pacesetter organization by the United Way, and over the past 15 years no company our size has contributed more than Walker.
We work. Walker is also generous in sharing our skills with community organizations. We provide in-kind services to worthwhile not-for-profits such as strategic consulting, stakeholder research studies, workshop facilitation and other programs. Just as we help companies better understand their customers, we help community organizations better understand their donors, volunteers and other stakeholders.
Qualified organizations may make requests for volunteers, contributions or in-kind services. The specific purpose of the activity or program should be described with sufficient information for Walker to consider this in context of the many other activities we have in place.
Walker will only consider groups qualified as 501(c)3 organizations by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to individuals, contributions for sectarian purposes, or programs that promote religious doctrine and/or political campaigns will not be considered.
Walker continues to provide leadership to countless organizations throughout our home community of central Indiana. Once again we broke all our records for contributions to United Way of Central Indiana. An amazing 95 percent of our associates participated in this campaign – that is unmatched in dollars contributed by any other business of our size! We also take pride in how many of our associates are board members of local non-profits. More than 20% hold a seat on a board.