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Voya employees devote time to helping others

Voya employees Carl Thompson, Christine Hurtsellers and Tania Evans (left to right) are just three of the volunteers who participate in the company’s annual Day of Service.

On May 15, Voya Investment Management in Sandy Springs and Voya Financial offices nationwide will shut their doors for the day so employees can spend time serving others. “In Atlanta, 400 employees participate in our National Day of Service,” says Christine Hurtsellers, Voya Investment’s CEO. “We also give our people 40 hours a year at full pay to volunteer at their favorite organizations.”

Nationwide, Voya employees amass more than 13,000 volunteer hours. “It’s a way for our corporate culture to shine, for our employees to shine and for us to give back to our communities,” says Hurtsellers. For her, it’s personal. “I have five sons, and I’m passionate about kids in our community and the world who don’t grow up in stable environments,” she says. “I volunteer year-round at Covenant House, which serves homeless youth, provides housing and teaches life skills.” She is also on the UNICEF Southeast board.

A passion for children is also visible at the company. Every year, first-year students from the Christo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School work alongside Voya professionals to acquire skills that will help them in the business world. “These kids are totally committed,” says Hurtsellers. “One travels 1.5 hours each way to participate.”

Other company endeavors include working with the nonprofit Girls Inc. to teach members how to manage their personal finances and make smart investments.

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