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Volunteer Spotlight: Gen Re

Volunteer Spotlight: Gen Re

May 02, 2024 | Volunteers

Gen Re’s contributions program, led by José González, Global Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Officer, have not only enriched the community but have also set a sterling example of corporate responsibility and personal commitment.

Gen Re has a longstanding commitment to supporting their employees in volunteering with FCA, and José’s connection with the Agency predates his current role. Alongside his son, Gavyn, he fulfilled holiday gift requests from FCA clients and expanded their impact by participating in FCA’s 80th Anniversary Block Party. Here, alongside other Gen Re employees, José and Gavyn ran game booths, creating a festive atmosphere for attendees.

During the holiday seasons, José mobilized a team from Gen Re to host holiday parties for FCA’s Child & Family Development programs. Notably, Gen Re not only contributed volunteer hours but also fully underwrote these events, ensuring they were a success.

Understanding the importance of career development, José connected FCA’s ASPIRE high school students with Gen Re’s Job Shadow Day, sponsored by Gen Re’s Professionals of Color and Allies Employee Resource Group (ERG). Several students had the opportunity to shadow Gen Re employees for a day, gaining valuable insights into the professional world. This initiative was complemented by José’s personal engagement with the ASPIRE program, where he interacted with student ambassadors and gained a deeper appreciation for the program’s impact.

“The students were very mature, they were so motivated, so well-versed, and proud of the work they are doing and the program. For me that really resonated and I got to see firsthand how the program helps these students and why it is so successful,” he said.

In addition, Gen Re has been a steadfast supporter of FCA’s IMAGINE benefit, both as a sponsor and by organizing employee attendance to the event. These evenings play a pivotal role in raising funds and awareness for FCA’s ongoing initiatives.

José’s commitment to volunteerism is deeply rooted in his upbringing, where his immigrant parents instilled the values of community service and positive societal impact.

“It connects you to the community and other people,” José reflects. “Now in my role at Gen Re, I can contribute to our mission of serving the community.”

Gen Re has a longstanding tradition of supporting local communities, believing that responsible businesses can significantly impact society positively. They actively promote volunteerism among their employees, offering flexibility and opportunities to engage in charity work during working hours. This policy not only fosters community engagement but also strengthens the bonds among employees.

“Gen Re has a long and rich history of supporting our local community. We want to have a beneficial impact on our society and the communities where our employees live and work,” said José.

José’s and Gen Re’s contributions to FCA are profound. They exemplify how purposeful volunteerism and corporate support can uplift the community. Thank you, Gen, Re, and thank you José!