Community partnership focus areas

Providing access to quality care for all communities

Our community partner resources help protect oral health by providing dental care for people who would not otherwise be able to obtain that care. Our Guardians of the Smile partnerships with the Children’s Health Fund as a lead oral health sponsor and with Dental Lifeline Network as a lead sponsor of their Donated Dental Services program, have delivered results including providing:

  • To date, we have leveraged $7M plus in donated dental services to assist medically-fragile and elderly patients who could not otherwise afford dental services1 
  • Nearly 40,000 children with access to dental services with a primary dentist and preventative treatments to assure positive oral health2 
  • Children’s oral health lessons to 5,000 classrooms and 126,000 K-3 students3

Hear from Dennis Walto, CEO, Children’s Health Fund

Hear from Fred Leviton, CEO, Dental Lifeline Network

Community partnership focus areas

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Community Involvement = Service + Giving

Our culture of giving starts with our employees. We’re proud of the work our colleagues have done to give back to their communities. We put our values into action as a Guardian for Good by providing community leadership in support of our civic profile.

  • Employee Charitable Giving: Employee charitable giving has hit record numbers for the second year in a row. With the company match, this has resulted in $2 million being donated to charitable causes across the country in 2019
  • Employee Volunteer Service:  Employees have contributed more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service annually for the past three years. This includes $30,500 in volunteer grants we gave to support the organizations where our employees donate their time6.
  • Guardian Agency Grants: We match grants to our field agencies that have resulted in $700,000 to support local social commitments7.

Employee charitable giving has hit record numbers for the second year in a row. With the company match, this has resulted in $2 million being donated to charitable causes across the country in 2019.

Community Involvement = Service + Giving

Our culture of giving starts with our employees. We’re proud of the work our colleagues have done to give back to their communities. We put our values into action as a Guardian for Good by providing community leadership in support of our civic profile.

  • Employee Charitable Giving: Employee charitable giving has hit record numbers for the second year in a row. With the company match, this has resulted in $2 million being donated to charitable causes across the country in 2019
  • Employee Volunteer Service:  Employees have contributed more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service annually for the past three years. This includes $30,500 in volunteer grants we gave to support the organizations where our employees donate their time6.
  • Guardian Agency Grants: We match grants to our field agencies that have resulted in $700,000 to support local social commitments7.

Disclaimer

1

Dental Lifeline Network 2019 Annual Report; Guardian Life Press Release Feb. 2020. $7M is in addition to the $5M leveraged plus what the $400K grant would produce. (Calculation included in the annual report.)

2

Children’s Health Fund 2019 dental encounters data

3

Scholastic Big Bright and Healthy program results report, June 2019

4

Money Management for Life Cumulative Survey data, Fall 2015-Fall 2019

5

2019 data, Guardian Community Involvement Portal

6

2019 data, GrantsConnect

7

2019 data, Enablon

8

Iron Mountain, Report on Environmental Benefits, December 2019

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