Economy & Society Charity of the Year
Charity of the Year
As part of our social commitments, Credit Suisse employees select a non-profit organization every year as "Charity of the Year." The selected charity receives a donation and additional contributions from fundraising activities throughout the year.
Charity of the Year 2015
The Childhood Cancer Research Foundation Switzerland was elected "Charity of the Year 2015." Since 1997, the foundation has provided funding to develop therapies and increase the chances of recovery for children with cancer. Doctors and researchers rely on this aid as 25 in 100 children die from their cancer. Cancer develops faster in children and behaves differently than in adults.
For the Aladdin Foundation, our "Charity of the Year 2014", over CHF 44,000 were raised in 2014. Donations from various staff fundraising campaigns were further augmented in December by the Christmas tree campaign at bank branches, which collected another CHF 18,000. The Aladdin Foundation can use this donation to provide additional valuable respite measures and support services for families of children with serious illnesses or disabilities.
In September and October 2014, Credit Suisse employees also spent a week lending their support at the children's vacation camps in Kandersteg.