Each year, the Humana Foundation honors one Humana associate who demonstrates an ongoing dedication to his or her community. The selected associate is awarded the opportunity to designate a $10,000 grant from the Humana Foundation to a nonprofit where he or she volunteers. The 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award went to Technology Consultant, Thomas Goff for his volunteer work with the Speed Art Museum and Habitat for Humanity.
Thomas logged more than 280 hours in the first 10 months of 2016 with the Speed Art Museum and Habitat for Humanity, where he is part of a construction crew.
Thomas Goff, at right, Humana's Volunteer of the Year
Humana associates in North Texas teamed up for a volunteer event with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate last year. With paint brushes, rollers and ladders in hand, associates went to work painting the exterior of a house that was given to a Dallas family in need.
For the North Texas team – like many teams at Humana – these events not only allow them to be part of something meaningful but also to thrive together, inspire health, fulfill their purpose and cultivate a unique team environment within their office.
Humana’s Management Operating Committee kicked off a meeting in early 2016 by volunteering for Keeping Louisville Covered. More than 150 attendees came together to make no-sew fleece blankets. The blankets were donated to Seven Counties and Wellspring, nonprofit organizations that support people with behavioral health needs – a focus across Humana’s Bold Goal communities. During the meeting, Dr. Gregory Bayer, Vice President of Humana Behavioral Health, Inc., spoke about addressing the mental health needs of our communities. “Behavioral health has a significant impact on other aspects of health. For example, those who suffer depression have twice as many unhealthy days as the national average, which shows how strongly depression influences our overall health,” Dr. Bayer said.
To learn more about how behavioral health and our Bold Goal intersect, read the 2017 Bold Goal Report.