As a nonprofit it’s our responsibility, and a privilege, to give to causes that align with Delta Dental of Colorado’s mission: to improve the oral health of the communities we serve. Our vision, a healthy smile for all, inspires us to make contributions that lift people up. We embrace the spirit of the West, finding new paths and rising up to a challenge.
Transforming our community begins with our team members. We empower them to be collaborative, innovative and contribute to solutions that build a healthier future. Every day, we strive to make Colorado a better place by serving our 1.3 million members, connecting our providers and contributing to our state economy.
By weaving our mission-building activities into our business priorities, we aim to do what’s right and work towards a healthier Colorado. Through our Elevated Causes strategy, we focus our social responsibility efforts in three ways:
Team members are encouraged to seek out mission-related causes that help us give back to our community. This program provides volunteer and team-building opportunities. This allows our team members to choose how to best share their time and talents with local nonprofits.
Team members help strengthen connections between oral health and local businesses and organizations with a board service commitment. Everyone has access to education that enhances any local community board service. Proven leaders in the company have access to a placement program that aligns their passions with Colorado nonprofits so they can contribute their professional skills as a board member.
“Supporting our leaders with board training and leadership development allows them to be even more effective in their service to a community organization,” explained Helen Drexler, President & CEO of Delta Dental of Colorado. “This strengthens our community and in turn helps to strengthen and inspire our leaders, who bring those skills back to the work they do for Delta Dental.”
We believe that 1+1=3. Combining our efforts with other community partners is key to elevating issues and finding new solutions. We provide sponsorship funding to support organizations and innovations across the state. By calling attention to the importance of oral and overall health, we can drive change throughout Colorado.
Helping our community through giving, volunteerism and board service is part of who we are. Corporate social responsibility does not happen with one person or one department; it lives with every department. It is part of what makes Delta Dental of Colorado smile. To learn more about Delta Dental of Colorado’s Elevated Causes program, visit https://www.deltadentalco.com/communityengagement.aspx