Voya Financial Wins Corporate Philanthropy Award from Invest in Others Charitable Foundation

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced that the company has won the first-ever Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. Voya was selected for its ongoing dedication to helping community charities and for supporting the generous volunteer efforts of its employees.

The new Corporate Philanthropy Award, which complements a series of individual awards to financial advisors, recognizes the importance of encouraging philanthropy at a corporate level. The award was presented at the ninth annual Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards Gala held Wednesday evening in New York City. As part of this honor, Invest in Others will make a $2,500 donation on behalf of Voya to one of the company's nonprofit partners.

"Community investment is one of the key pillars of Voya's broader corporate responsibility efforts, and it is a cultural imperative that is woven throughout the enterprise," said Angela Harrell, head of the Voya Foundation and Office of Corporate Responsibility at Voya Financial. "We are honored to have the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation recognize the good work of the Voya Foundation, our company and our 6,500 employees across the country."

"Voya Financial is truly a philanthropic leader in financial services," said Megan McAuley, executive director and president of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. "The programs it offers to encourage employees to give back are an example to all companies — from 40 hours of volunteer time off per year to a very generous matching gift program. Voya and its employees impact their communities in tremendous ways."

Through Voya Foundation grants, the company aims to improve the quality of life in the communities where its employees and customers live and work. Voya Foundation's giving areas include children's education, financial literacy and disaster relief. Its community investment commitment also supports the company's employee volunteerism and giving efforts, as well as nonprofit board participation by senior management. Some highlights in this area include signature programs and partnerships such as the National Teacher of the Year, Voya Unsung Heroes, Junior Achievement and the Voya-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge. Voya also hosts a significant Employee Giving Campaign drive each year, as well as a National Day of Service (NDOS) where many of its employees give generously of their time on a single day for a broad range of local causes.

To learn more about its overall Corporate Responsibility efforts, visit Voya's recently released Corporate Responsibility Report.

As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America's Retirement Company and its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time. 

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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2014. The company had $484 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company.  The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded by the financial services industry to amplify the charitable work of financial advisors and the institutions they work for. To realize its goals, Invest in Others recognizes philanthropy, inspires volunteerism, and educates the investing public about the positive impact made by advisors and their firms in their communities. Today, Invest in Others is the premier non-profit that objectively recognizes philanthropic achievement and facilitates charitable involvement through meaningful programs and events. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org

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