Our commitment to community service starts from the top and extends throughout the workforce making philanthropy and volunteerism a part of our corporate culture. Here are some examples.
To date, Aflac has contributed over $79 million to the Aflac Cancer Center. In addition, more than 16,000 independent Aflac national sales agents contribute more than $350,000 from their commission checks each and every month. Since 1995, Aflac sales agents have contributed millions of dollars toward ending pediatric cancer and helping its young victims and their families.
The Aflac Foundation provided $1 million for the development of a new National Infantry Museum and Heritage Park. Built on 200 acres linking Columbus, Ga., and Fort Benning, the world-class facility honors the 231-year legacy of the Army's largest branch, the Infantry.
In 2005, Aflac Incorporated announced a gift of $1 million toward the construction of the national memorial commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D. C. The monument was constructed and dedicated in 2011.
On June 28, 2005 Aflac Chairman and CEO, Dan Amos presented a check for $1 million to the Smithsonian Institute for the building of the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture. "Aflac is proud to lead the way in contributing to this most worthy cause," Amos said.
The museum will serve as a great way to spotlight America's diverse history while honoring the African-American experience that has been instrumental in the development of our great nation. I look forward to the completion of this significant cultural landmark." The museum will be the only national institution devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, art, history and culture. The museum's exhibits will cover topics as varied as slavery, post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement.