NCCI Names New Chairman for Charitable Initiative That Pays Employees for Their Volunteer Time
Boca Raton-based National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) finds its perfect match in their newly appointed United Way Chairman, Corey Mitleider. NCCI’s unique philanthropic initiatives complement Mitleider’s long-standing commitment to charitable service. He is currently NCCI’s Director of Tax & Billing Operations and has been with the company for the past nine years. But he also has an extensive history of volunteer work that includes 5k races for the Loop for Literacy Aid, among others.
Mitleider’s addition to NCCI’s philanthropic team will surely lead to our campaign’s success, noted Bradley Kitchens, Chief HR Officer and NCCI Cares’ Committee Chair. “We are thrilled that Corey will be leading NCCI’s campaign,” said Kitchens. “He personally and professionally exemplifies NCCI’s commitment to giving back to the community, and his leadership will be key to the success of this year’s campaign,” she added.
United Way is a signature program of NCCI’s charitable initiative NCCI Cares, noted the company on a recent press release.
The insurance and data collection company, which mainly provides information for the U.S. workers compensation system, began its fundraising program in January of last year.
But what makes NCCI’s philanthropic campaigns so unique? NCCI employees receive paid time off to participate in different charitable events. Employees are allotted 40 paid hours annually to volunteer for causes of their choice as well as 8 hours to be a part of company-sponsored charitable events.
In 2017, the company exceeded its first year’s goals. They raised over $230,000 for United Way alone through the work of 445 NCCI employee volunteers. Together, they dedicated 5,700 hours of their time off and supported over 170 national and local charities.
“NCCI encourages its employees to live our values,” said Mitleider to The Boca Voice. “The company truly exemplifies this sentiment through its philanthropic giving and recognizes the positive impact that giving back has on job satisfaction. They know that a happy workforce ends up making a better company and community.”
In our Q&A’s below, Mitleider shares NCCI’s commitment to the community and his own inspiration for charitable work.
NCCI Cares is a pretty unique fundraising initiative since it offers employees paid hours to volunteer for charitable causes. How did the idea come into being?
At NCCI we value the connection we share with our community. We have a long-standing commitment to supporting organizations that make a positive impact where we live and work. Our Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program gives employees [paid time off] each year. So they can give back to the community through the organizations they’re most passionate about.
What specific causes does the United Way program support?
The United Way of Palm Beach County funds over 48 programs that focus on education, income, and health provided by 45 Palm Beach County nonprofit partners.
What or who inspires you to take part in such charitable initiatives?
I am most passionate about helping children; they are the ones who inspire me to give back the most. Whether I’m volunteering for Junior Achievement, whose mission is helping students make smart financial and academic decisions for their futures, or coaching youth soccer for SABR here in Boca Raton, or giving my time to other local charities, the children inspire me to give more. For every minute or dollar I give or spend, the rewards are received tenfold.
Is there a particular charitable event that NCCI supports which impressed you the most? Why?
NCCI’s annual support for United Way of Palm Beach County amazes me. The company truly provides the resources to make the campaign successful. I am honored to be this year’s chairperson. With the amount of support I’ve received from everyone, I have no doubt that this year’s campaign will be a great success. During our United Way Campaign, the company has dedicated employee volunteers at each event to ensure they are professionally executed. The company also allows employees to go off-site to get a firsthand look at United Way-funded charities as well as see how their donations are making a positive impact in the community.
For more information about NCCI’s United Way charitable initiative, go to www.unitedwaypbc.org.
By Marisol Bulacio-Watier