July 15, 2022

Who’s got big ideas? Prudential

Leaders shared them at the premier event for finding solutions to our world’s pressing problems: The Aspen Ideas Festival.

July 13, 2022

Prudential’s Yanela Frias named 2022 P&L Executive of the Year

Seramount award recognizes company’s Group Insurance president for her success in business and empowerment of women in the workplace.

July 07, 2022

Mercado Libre shoppers can buy toothpaste, headphones—and now life insurance

Prudential International Insurance’s Mercado Pago partnership expands financial inclusion to Brazilian customers.

June 24, 2022

The Prudential–Aspen Institute partnership

“Equity Re-imagined,” a five-year program between the two institutions, has already yielded important policy work

June 23, 2022

Prudential partners with Love Has No Labels to address bias, hate and discrimination

New films from the Ad Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Campaign show the impact every individual can have when responding to injustice.

June 20, 2022

What Juneteenth means to us

Prudential colleagues share how they are honoring the holiday this year.

April 28, 2022

Young changemakers awarded $15,000 each from Prudential Financial at inaugural Emerging Visionaries Summit

The five Grand Prize winners were among 25 young people honored by football legend Eli Manning and Prudential Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey for their work addressing the challenges of a changing world.

April 11, 2022

Giving a coworker the gift of life

A friendship between two Prudential employees leads to a lifesaving, one-of-a-kind match.

April 08, 2022

First-gen success: ‘We are trailblazers in our families’

Prudential’s Rosauri Rodriguez on the responsibilities and joys of being a child of immigrants and having to create her own path.

March 31, 2022

‘I knew I would feel safe’

How Prudential’s inclusive culture made a difference for one transgender employee.

March 15, 2022

Prudential named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for eighth consecutive year

The company is honored for the eighth consecutive year, as Ethisphere Institute says companies ‘face their greatest mandate yet to be ethical.’

February 24, 2022

A smart home. A dedicated Pru team. A grateful nonprofit.

How these came together through PruBono to help change the lives of young men with developmental disabilities.

February 17, 2022

Prudential’s small-business support

Entrepreneurs of color face unique challenges — especially now — but the company has innovative ways to help ensure their success.

February 15, 2022

Prudential Financial names its first-ever Prudential Emerging Visionaries

Prudential Financial announced its inaugural class of Prudential Emerging Visionaries — 25 young people from across the country with an inspiring commitment to improving the lives of others.

January 24, 2022

The Pinky Cole Foundation & The David & Derrick Hayes Foundation announce Prudential as the life insurance provider for Square 1: The Liife Experience Initiative

Launched in June 2021, Square 1 aims to provide life insurance to 25,000 black men by 2023

January 19, 2022

Prudential’s unique partnership with HBCUs

The company’s innovative approach to working with historically Black colleges and universities is an important next step in its decades-long commitment to close the financial divide.

December 03, 2021

How remote work strengthened Prudential’s inclusive culture

Three employees tell how business resource groups provided support, connection and career growth throughout the pandemic.

November 18, 2021

Student Freedom Initiative announces catalytic support from Prudential

The grant will enable the launch of a new microgrants program, paid internships, and financial literacy workshops for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) communities.

November 04, 2021

Prudential Foundation’s giving surpasses $1 billion mark

2021 brought a significant milestone for The Prudential Foundation: Its latest round of grants pushed the Foundation’s total contributions over the $1 billion mark.

October 26, 2021

Turning her ALS diagnosis into a mission

Disclosing her illness helped Michele Stellato find support at work and a voice to advocate for herself and others.
 

September 09, 2021

Prudential Financial seeking America's top youth visionaries

Applications open for Prudential Emerging Visionaries, a program that celebrates young people bringing fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to pressing financial and societal challenges in their communities. 

July 19, 2021

How diversity impacts a company’s bottom line

An excerpt from a wide-ranging interview between Lata Reddy, senior vice president, Inclusive Solutions, and Authority Magazine. 

June 18, 2021

Juneteenth Reflection: Learning from the past to create a better future

This work requires sustained commitment and a sense of urgency. Here are the ways Prudential is taking action.

May 07, 2021

Prudential Financial and New Jersey Devils honor military service members

The hockey team’s 10th annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Prudential, also welcomed service members aiding in vaccine distribution.

May 03, 2021

America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2021 named at 26th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

For initiatives that range from addressing COVID-19 to advocating for inclusion, 10 students were named America’s top youth volunteers of 2021 on Sunday evening by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

April 07, 2021

One year later: Prudential’s pandemic relief continues

The company has a specific strategy: help those who need it most.

February 24, 2021

How we can foster financial inclusion for Black Americans

A conversation with one of Prudential’s partners in addressing the key issue of financial inclusion for Black Americans, DeForest Soaries, founder of the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement.

February 23, 2021

Prudential named one of the world’s most ethical companies for seventh year in a row

The recognition honors corporate leaders that understand the importance of making “hard but values-based decisions,” and for their overall commitment to integrity.

February 09, 2021

Prudential Financial names Spirit of Community Class of 2021, celebrating young volunteers for tackling the challenges of a changing world

Prudential Financial announced its 2021 class of Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees — 102 middle level and high school students from across the United States whose volunteering has addressed critical community needs.

December 21, 2020

Our bedrock: A thank you to employees who helped us help others

We at Prudential are not only proud of how our employees have stepped up for customers during these unprecedented times, but how they supported the communities where we live and serve. Our Inclusive Solutions group shares just a few stories from the people and organizations we were able to help in 2020.

October 21, 2020

For students, skills learned through volunteering are key to future success

The skills young people develop when they engage with the world through service is the focus of “Cultivating Key Capabilities through Volunteer Service,” a report commissioned by Prudential in commemoration of the Spirit of Community program’s 25th anniversary.

October 19, 2020

Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center and Prudential Financial, Inc. announce plans for Whitney Houston mural in Newark’s Central Ward

NEWARK, NJ – OCT. 19, 2020 – GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center along with proud founding partners, Prudential Financial, Inc., the City of Newark, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Baldwin Equities and Newark Arts, have announced plans regarding a Whitney Houston mosaic mural, which will be located in Newark’s Central Ward. The newest mural installation is the second of five murals planned for the city. Newark-based Artist Maude Lemaire who specializes in beautiful hand-cut glass mosaic murals was selected to create the second installation.

October 16, 2020

Sharing more than money: Prudential helps drive recovery from all angles

Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey joined New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and CEOs from eight of New Jersey’s largest companies in pledging to provide jobs and economic opportunity to more than 30,000 residents by 2030 and spend an additional $250 million on procurement with state-based companies by 2025.

September 10, 2020

Scholarship program seeking each U.S. state's top youth volunteers

Through November 10, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are calling on youth volunteers to apply for scholarships and national recognition through The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

August 26, 2020

‘If you want it, you go to work for it’

As the nation marks Women’s Equality Day and the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Caroline Feeney, CEO of Individual Solutions at Prudential, reflects on the lessons she learned that helped her succeed.

August 05, 2020

Prudential deepens commitment to advance racial equity

Prudential's nine commitments to advance racial equity span the company’s talent practices, how it designs and delivers its products, its investments and public policy work, and its support of community institutions working to remove persistent obstacles to Black economic empowerment.

July 15, 2020

How to build an anti-racist organization

Prudential leaders spoke with Quartz.com about steps the company is taking to not only promote equity and inclusion but combat racism in the workplace.

June 30, 2020

Prudential’s $10 million contribution continues work to close racial wealth gap

Furthering work to drive the crucial collaboration required to solve systemic societal issues, Prudential made a $10 million contribution to the Financial Solutions Lab, a new initiative by the Financial Health Network, a nonprofit organization that brings together diverse industry innovators to remove barriers to financial wellness, specifically in underserved markets.

June 19, 2020

Systemic issues require systemic solutions

Prudential was founded on the principle of equity—that financial security should be within reach for everyone. And yet, we haven’t always been on the right side of history with Black consumers. We know we have much important work to do.

June 16, 2020

Prudential praises Supreme Court ruling that civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers

In July 2019, Prudential joined more than 200 other U.S. employers in signing court brief calling for uniform federal protections.

June 15, 2020

Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey shares efforts to drive racial equity

Alongside CEOs of 23 other companies, including Pfizer and HP, Lowrey outlines for Business Insider steps Prudential is taking to lead progress toward social equity.

June 01, 2020

Prudential: “We will ultimately be judged by our actions”

Prudential is profoundly disturbed by the manner of George Floyd’s death, and by the fact that he joins a long and ever-growing list of Black Americans who have lost their lives because of the color of their skin.

May 27, 2020

Op-Ed: Newark can show the rest of America how to bounce back from COVID-19

COVID-19 is testing Newark’s resilience and rise. Nonetheless, our hometown will build back better: more equitable, more agile, more connected and more innovative.

May 22, 2020

Operation Gratitude and Prudential Financial team up to deliver care packages to front-line workers

National nonprofit Operation Gratitude and Prudential Financial teamed up, with additional support from Mars Wrigley, to deliver “Jumbo Care Packages” containing handwritten letters of appreciation from grateful Americans—including those from more than 100 Prudential employees and their families—as well as coffee, single-serve snacks and candy, and hygiene and comfort items.

May 08, 2020

For Spirit of Community winners, an unforgettable event during unforgettable times

For 25 years, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has honored the top youth volunteers in America. As this year's honorees saw their lives and service activities upended, Prudential reimagined the event as a three-day online program celebrating their creativity, commitment and purpose.

April 30, 2020

What Prudential is doing to support employees, customers and communities in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating suffering in our neighborhoods and across the globe, impacting both the physical health and financial well-being of millions. It’s isolated us and changed the way we live our lives. But we will get through it together and it will pass.

April 28, 2020

Prudential CEO Charles Lowrey appointed to New Jersey Restart and Recovery Commission

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appointed Prudential Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey to his newly formed Restart and Recovery Commission, which is charged with creating a blueprint to help guide the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 22, 2020

Supporting the military through the pandemic

Our military is trained to be prepared for anything, even a disease outbreak as devastating as this one. And Prudential is proud to help veterans, military personnel and their families solve their unique financial challenges, writes Army veteran Jim Beamesderfer.

April 20, 2020

A thank you from Prudential to our ‘New Heroes’

Prudential offers a heartfelt thank you to front line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic in a new television commercial, "New Heroes," which debuted during NBC’s broadcast of Global Citizen’s “One World: Together at Home.”

March 30, 2020

Prudential waives rent to support small businesses, local workers

Prudential has waived April and May rent for tenants in its retail spaces in Newark, New Jersey—most of whom are small business owners, the company’s latest effort to support the community during the COVID-19 crisis.

February 28, 2020

Prudential’s impact investment portfolio hits $1 billion milestone

Delivering on a promise, Prudential is one of the first institutional investors to grow and manage an impact portfolio of $1 billion in assets under management.

 

 

We're here for you: A message to our customers

Charles Lowrey, Prudential’s Chairman and CEO, reinforces that Prudential stands strong and ready to serve its customers.

February 25, 2020

Prudential again honored as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Prudential has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute®, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, for the sixth straight year.

February 07, 2020

Where are all the women CEOs?

The key to empowering more women to rise to the CEO seat involves rethinking one-size-fits-all paths to leadership and concerted efforts to look at leaders through a different lens, Caroline Feeney, CEO of Prudential’s Individual Solutions group, told The Wall Street Journal.

February 04, 2020

Top youth volunteers of 2020 honored nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- They're taking on food insecurity, opioid abuse and veteran homelessness. Several are leading projects to strengthen their local ecosystems. Many created new opportunities for inclusion and connection amongst their peers.

January 17, 2020

‘Just Mercy’ creates ripples far beyond the big screen

Lata Reddy, senior vice president of Diversity, Inclusion & Impact at Prudential, reflects on working with Bryan Stevenson, who inspired the new movie, and her career-long fight for inequality.

January 15, 2020

Para Español, marque el numero dos

Deserie Rubio is one of a handful of Spanish speakers who handle between 12,000 and 15,000 calls a day from participants in retirement plans managed by Prudential's Enabling Solutions U.S. Business Contact Center in El Paso, Texas. 

December 19, 2019

Prudential’s multi-stakeholder framework reinforces board commitment to investors, employees, customers and society

NEWARK, N.J., December 19, 2019 - The Board of Directors for Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) has introduced a multi-stakeholder framework that extends the board’s accountability to shareholders, employees, customers and society.

December 19, 2019

SECURE Act passage a monumental win for workers

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act will—among other outcomes—increase access to retirement plans for small business workers through open Multiple Employer Plans.

October 18, 2019

This silent developer speaks volumes, giving others a voice

Thomas Chappell steps up to the microphone and gives it a tap to ensure it’s working. Then, he takes a step back and begins his remarks, using a series of hand motions. He is silent and the audience members seem lost. “I’m sorry,” he signs to American Sign Language interpreters who begin to repeat aloud what he’s saying. “I didn’t know you wouldn’t understand. Guess what? That’s how I feel most of the time.”

September 03, 2019

National awards program seeking America's top youth volunteers of 2020

Today through November 5, 2019, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for the top youth volunteers of the year in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply.

September 03, 2019

PGIM taps talent of student veterans for new internship program

Marine veteran Marvin Sosa is one of seven interns in PGIM’s inaugural student veteran cohort program, which connects college-enrolled veterans with quality work experience, as well as career coaching, professional development and networking opportunities through a series of activities with senior leaders, mentors, office buddies and Prudential’s VetNet business resource group.

August 19, 2019

Fortune announces this year’s changemakers, and Prudential is one of them

Prudential’s innovative approach to impact investing has earned the company a coveted spot for the second straight year on Fortune’s Change the World list, which recognizes companies that have made a meaningful and lasting impact on the human condition through their core business strategy on a global scale.

July 02, 2019

Prudential signs court brief supporting LGBTQ non-discrimination

Prudential has joined 205 companies across the U.S. in supporting the protection of sexual orientation and gender identity employment rights under federal civil rights laws.

June 27, 2019

Talent is everywhere, but opportunities are afforded to certain ZIP codes

In a passionate discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival, success stories shine light on the importance of Prudential’s work to support opportunity youth. 

June 18, 2019

Driving toward financial freedom in Motor City

"Legacy Lives On" builds on stories told through The State of US, Prudential’s exploration of financial wellness across America, and the challenges that stand in the way. Black Americans share those same challenges but bear the burden of overcoming past economic and social injustices that have created barriers to building financial wealth.

June 14, 2019

A new day for New Jersey’s women veterans

New Jersey is the seventh state to declare June 12 as Women Veterans Appreciation Day, largely thanks to Lucy Del Gaudio, an Army veteran and program manager for Prudential Advisors, who helped launch a grassroots effort after learning how few services existed for New Jersey’s 26,000 female veterans.

June 04, 2019

Bringing financial freedom to Cleveland, one class at a time

Monica Hines became a Prudential Advisor to make a difference. Now she’s leading people out of debt.

May 07, 2019

Prudential Financial, Rutgers-Newark partner to cultivate Newark change makers

NEWARK, N.J., May 7, 2019 – Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced today that Prudential Financial has committed $10 million to the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Rutgers-Newark – the largest donation ever to Rutgers-Newark – to create the Prudential Scholars Program for Newark residents.

May 06, 2019

Building robots, and a future in STEM, for kids like her

The robots 15-year-old Aja Capel and her students build can follow complex commands, drive around, perform feats of strength, even battle other robots. But don’t worry—she’s not looking to build a robot army. Instead, she’s developing a diverse workforce of scientists and engineers that defy expectations—just like her. 

April 23, 2019

Prudential Financial announces $180 million global investment to solve complex challenges facing opportunity youth, promoting financial wellness of the next generation

Doubling down on its commitment to make lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) is committing more than $180 million through 2025 to support young people aged 15-29 worldwide who lack access to school, training or regular jobs – a segment of the global population often referred to as opportunity youth. This is the largest financial private-sector investment in this group.

April 08, 2019

A resolve to help, strengthened after the Sandy Hook shooting

There’s no shortage of opportunities for Diane Beebe to help in her hometown of Cornwall, Connecticut, and the surrounding region. For her efforts—845 hours to be exact—Beebe was named Prudential’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

April 05, 2019

Mayor’s legacy: Bridging Newark’s troubled past, promising present

The first black mayor of a major northeastern city, Ken Gibson, who died last week, built a lasting partnership with Prudential, beginning with the development of Gateway Center.

March 25, 2019

American workers stressed about finances, look to Congress for help

American workers are gravely concerned about their financial security, particularly in retirement. And they’re counting on both Congress and their employers to provide solutions.

March 01, 2019
Forbes

Spotlight On Prudential: Building A More Just And Shared Prosperity

In JUST Capital's 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, Prudential once again ranks first in the Insurance industry and places in the top 25 overall – arguably a result of the company’s dedication to this mission, as well as its persistent efforts to generate quality jobs, create inclusive experiences for employees and customers, produce beneficial products, and strengthen local communities, especially in its hometown of Newark where it forges strategic partnerships to build shared prosperity. 

February 05, 2019

Top youth volunteers of 2019 honored nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – They’re supporting people with disabilities, kids experiencing homelessness and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. A few have made it their mission to focus attention on teen mental health. Others are raising money and awareness to help children with cancer. Those are just some stories of the 102 youth volunteers – two from each state and the District of Columbia – who today were named State Honorees by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

January 31, 2019

Prudential partners with military, veterans’ nonprofits on financial wellness

More than half of millennial military veterans say they are very worried about their financial futures. When it comes to those veterans—many who served in Iraq and Afghanistan post-9/11—only a fifth say they have all they need or are on track to keep up with current expenses, according to Prudential’s Financial Wellness Census™.

January 11, 2019

Prudential Financial chooses Yard 56 for its first Opportunity Zone Investment to drive catalytic revitalization in Baltimore, Maryland

BALTIMORE, Jan. 11, 2019 – Prudential Financial’s Impact Investments group announced today that it has selected Phase I of Yard 56 in East Baltimore for its first Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment.

December 16, 2018

American workers seek learning and development programs to close skills gap

Unemployment is at its lowest point since 1969 and job openings are at a 17-year high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a tightened labor market the competition for candidates with the right skill set is soaring. Yet, many workers lack the skills necessary to pursue new opportunities, suggests a new survey from Prudential Financial, Inc.

November 27, 2018

Diverse experiences help Prudential's board shape the present and future

Growing up in the segregated South, Gilbert Casellas learned early what it means to feel excluded. He attended a segregated school in the mostly Latino community of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida, and couldn’t use water fountains or go to movie theaters designated whites-only.

November 15, 2018

Prudential provides aid to Californians impacted by wildfires

In response to the ongoing wildfires throughout California that have devasted communities and displaced thousands, Prudential is committing $100,000 to the California Community Foundation and has launched an employee matching gifts campaign of up to $25,000 to California Fire Foundation.

November 08, 2018

An El Paso military family uproots their lives—but not careers—in move to Alaska

They call Alaska “The Last Frontier” for good reason. For most Americans, the 49th state evokes a frigid wilderness capped with electric-blue glaciers and frozen tundra, with spruce forests overrun by grizzly bears and crystal-clear rivers swimming with salmon. For the Braccos, a military family that was relocated from El Paso, Texas, to Fairbanks a year ago, it’s the polar opposite of everything they’ve ever known.

November 04, 2018

American workers say private business best-suited to impact community growth

Prudential's fourth American Workers Survey, conducted in September, found that American workers believe the business community is among the best-suited to provide the financing needed to help their communities thrive—with small businesses and large employers ranking ahead of state government, individual community members and federal government.

October 19, 2018

For youth living below the poverty line, education is a ladder out

There are about 4.9 million opportunity youth in the U.S.—young people between the ages of 16 and 24 neither in school nor working—who never earned their high school diploma or its equivalent for a wide array of reasons. Many of these youth and their families are living at or below the poverty line, and are among the 40 percent of Americans who are struggling to meet at least one of their basic needs.

September 18, 2018

PGIM names Kathy Sayko chief inclusion and diversity officer

NEWARK, N.J., September 18, 2018 - PGIM has named Kathy Sayko as its next chief inclusion and diversity officer, effective Sept. 12. Sayko will succeed Cathy Verhoff, who is retiring at the end of the year. PGIM, among the world’s top 10 asset managers with $1.2 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018, is the global investment management business of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

September 16, 2018

Prudential commits $1 million in grants to help Hurricane Florence victims

To help those affected by Hurricane Florence and its aftermath, Prudential is supporting relief efforts by committing grants through The Prudential Foundation. Funds will be allocated to national and local organizations that are providing direct response.

September 04, 2018

Youth volunteer awards highlight a powerful force for good

They’ve invented ways to prevent plane crashes and manufacture inexpensive prosthetic limbs. They’ve helped comfort soldiers with PTSD and rebuild communities devastated by fire and hurricanes. They’ve fought hunger and raised money for cancer research. And most are not even old enough to vote.

August 29, 2018

Senators hear Prudential's stance on Financial Wellness

Vishal Jain, financial wellness officer for Prudential’s Workplace Solutions Group, told U.S. senators that legislation making it easier for Americans to save for retirement would go a long way to helping them ease mounting financial burdens.

August 20, 2018

Prudential is a company that’s changing the world, says Fortune magazine

In the decade since Prudential created the modern pension risk transfer, the company has issued billions of dollars in retirement payments to millions of retirees. Those payments—$5.2 billion to more than 1.4 million retirees in 2017 alone—have ripple effects. The money supports people of all economic levels, and, in turn, reverberates in the communities in which these retirees live.

June 28, 2018

Congress looks to Prudential for veteran hiring best practices

U.S. congressional leaders listened carefully as Chuck Sevola described Prudential’s collaboration with Workforce Opportunity Services to hire veterans and help them transition to the civilian workplace.

May 25, 2018

Prudential honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

Army sergeants Schoon, Nunez and Moody, and specialists Alt and Ellis: They were all from one company, killed within six months during Operation Enduring Freedom. They were among 55 soldiers serving in Andrew Baker’s unit. Baker, now part of Prudential’s corporate real estate team in Newark, New Jersey, was a newly minted 22-year-old second lieutenant on his first command—a deployment to eastern Afghanistan in 2012. 

May 17, 2018

New York Red Bulls Sign 12 Players from Special Olympics New Jersey

HARRISON, N.J., May 17, 2018 – The New York Red Bulls, in partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc., have signed 12 athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey to two-game contracts, the club announced today. Prudential Financial is the proud presenting partner of the Red Bulls Special Olympics Unified Team.

May 03, 2018

Veterans find healing, growth through farming in Prudential-sponsored film

“There’s always been this connection between post-military life and agriculture,” says Shawn Efran, director of “The Farm,” a short documentary produced by Tribeca Studios in association with Prudential. The film is the second produced through a 2017 Prudential partnership with Tribeca Studios intended to highlight the employment challenges faced by veterans.

May 01, 2018

Spirit of Community honoree helps close vision care gap

Paloma Rambana has fuzzy vision caused by a congenital eye condition and uses a video magnifier to read and see around her classroom at school. When the magnifier broke—and she couldn’t get state funding for new one—she gained a new personal vision that helped secure $1.25 million in Florida state funding for children with visual impairments.

April 30, 2018

America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2018 named at 23rd annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2018  – For community service initiatives that range from leading a march against violence to providing service dogs to people in need, 10 students were named America’s top youth volunteers of 2018 today by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

April 27, 2018
ThinkSet

The New Company Town

New Localism involves networks of public, private, civic and other leaders coming together to steward the local urban economy. These networks are working from the bottom up, rather than seeking top-down government solutions. 

Prudential Financial, for instance, was founded in Newark, NJ, in 1875. Its headquarters remain there, and it has taken a leading role in rebuilding the city’s downtown. Ommeed Sathe runs the company’s social impact investments‚ a portfolio of $700 million, 30% of which is spent in Newark, with a dual goal: financial return and social good.

April 18, 2018

Prudential employees volunteer nearly 80,000 hours to worthy causes

For National Volunteer Week, Prudential celebrates its employees, who volunteered for more than 350 organizations in 2017. Like Jacqueline Howard, a copywriting manager for Prudential Individual Life Insurance, who has fostered more than a hundred greyhounds for the nonprofit organization Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. 

April 13, 2018

Expanded parental leave means more than extra days off

To a newborn, 10 weeks is a lifetime. To his or her parents, it can be the foundation to a better life. Yet, only 14 percent of private sector employees receive any paid time off during this critical bonding period. Fortunately, times are changing. On April 1, Prudential Financial increased the period of 100 percent paid parental leave available to eligible employees and Prudential Advisors financial professionals.

April 10, 2018

Prudential boosts Newark nonprofits with $30 million for capital campaigns, endowments

NEWARK, N.J., April 10, 2018 – A long-awaited community center in Newark’s Fairmount Park, a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field in the Central Ward, and arts programs in Clinton Hill are among 17 beneficiaries of $30 million in grants from Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) to support nonprofit capital campaigns and endowments throughout the city’s five wards.

March 08, 2018

Young job seekers find pathways to success with suits, smiles and support

Prudential’s partnership with My Brother's Keeper, an Obama Foundation initiative, provides mentorship and job opportunities for boys and young men of color.

March 07, 2018
The Star-Ledger

Newark's My Brother's Keeper program is pipeline to opportunity

There wasn't a place in the arena that didn't have a personal touch provided by Prudential Financial Inc. and the Obama foundation.

February 26, 2018

Prudential: Financial wellness during ‘America Saves Week’ and year-round benefits employers and employees

NEWARK, N.J., February 26, 2018 - In recognition of America Saves Week and Military Saves Week (Feb. 26 through March 3), Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE:PRU ) is calling on employers to adopt a benefits program with financial wellness at its core to help improve financial security for American workers.

February 26, 2018

Prudential delivers financial guidance to transitioning veterans

Kylee Durant's husband is one of approximately 200,000 servicemembers who will transition out of the military this year, according to the Department of Defense... For these men and women, the switch to civilian life can present significant financial challenges.

February 06, 2018

Top youth volunteers of 2018 honored nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb 6, 2018 – Many are fighting hunger in their local communities. Some created programs that encourage young women to consider STEM careers. Others are leading initiatives to support people with physical or intellectual disabilities. Those are just some stories of the 102 youth volunteers – two from each state and the District of Columbia – who today were named State Honorees by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards...

January 25, 2018

PGIM Real Estate Hires Lisa Davis to lead impact initiatives; new program taps cross-enterprise expertise

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2018 – Lisa Davis has joined PGIM Real Estate as an executive director and portfolio manager to lead its impact-oriented real estate investment initiatives focused on affordable housing and transformative developments in the United States.

January 24, 2018

Taking Care of Business

Under Lata Reddy, Prudential is blunt about tying its philanthropy to its bottom line. Is this the future of corporate giving? As published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Volume 29, Issue 12, October 2017.

January 11, 2018

Figure skating icon Scott Hamilton thanks Prudential for support of skaters with special needs

Emma Mays wasn’t one of America’s top skaters who competed at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but the Tennessee 10-year-old was top of mind for Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton as he stood rink-side to receive the $10,000 Enrichment Award from the Prudential Skating Fund. The award will support Scott’s All Stars, a program Hamilton developed for skaters like Emma with intellectual disabilities, who may not win medals but can melt hearts.

January 06, 2018

U.S. Figure Skating announces 2018 Prudential Skating Fund recipients

U.S. Figure Skating announced the Columbine Figure Skating Club (Arvada, Co.) and the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) as the 2018 recipients of awards made through the Prudential Skating Fund. The Fund, established by U.S. Figure Skating and Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), in 2013, provides $25,000 in financial support to eligible U.S. Figure Skating member clubs and/or programs that are addressing social needs or directly benefiting underserved groups and communities within the sport of figure skating.

December 20, 2017

Prudential invests in LeapFrog Talent Accelerator to develop leadership skills for emerging-markets companies

It takes more than money to make a difference. It takes smart money.

Prudential Financial, Inc. made a $1.5 million cornerstone investment in the LeapFrog Talent Accelerator, a program designed to develop chief executive officers, C-suite executives and middle managers for rapidly growing financial services and health care firms in Africa and Asia.

December 12, 2017
Forbes

JUST 100: 14 CEOs On Why Treating Workers Well Is Good For Business

Forbes, in partnership with JUST Capital, analyzed nearly 1,000 of the largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. "to determine which have the best and most just business behavior." Prudential made the top 100 and was the #1 life insurer on the 2018 list.

"Our founder's initial motivation was to enhance the quality of life and economic and social condition for middle and working class families. And that's been the underpinning of Prudential for the next 140 years." -John Strangfeld, Prudential

November 22, 2017

In open letter, Prudential appeals to corporate leaders on financial wellness

Nearly six in every 10 American workers are stressed about their current financial situation—and Prudential is calling on all U.S. employers to do something about that stress.

November 07, 2017

For deployed military and their families, Veterans Day a chance to connect

In one life, Jared Kebea is a father of two teenagers and a 4-year-old, living in Springfield, New Jersey, and a project management specialist for Prudential Financial’s Enterprise Services & Systems department. In the other, he’s a master sergeant with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Army. 

November 01, 2017
ABC News (KVUE)

Wednesday's Woman: Dorinda Walker

Dorinda Walker, Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential's U.S. Businesses, discusses her company's partnership with the Texas Conference for Women.

October 24, 2017

Through pro bono service, Prudential employees put professional skills to work for local nonprofits

Teams of Prudential employees in Newark and Hartford are pairing up with local nonprofits, offering support and advice on business strategy, finance, marketing and HR. The events are part of Pro Bono Week, a worldwide celebration of professional services donated in the public interest.

October 10, 2017

In Newark, anchor institutions prove model for revitalizing cities

How does a city impacted by decades of crime, poverty, unemployment and divestment rise again? The answer can be found in a place often overlooked by many—New Jersey’s largest city, Newark.

October 03, 2017

Employee donations push Prudential disaster relief closer to $3.15 million

In response to recent natural disasters around the globe, The Prudential Foundation and Prudential employees have combined to commit up to $3.15 million to the American Red Cross and UNICEF disaster relief efforts worldwide.

October 02, 2017

Prudential named best workplace for Latinas by LATINA Style magazine

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 2, 2017 – Yanela Frias walked into her employee orientation program at Prudential Financial, Inc. 20 years ago in Newark, New Jersey, filled with excitement about her new position as an entry-level accounting associate. Now she runs the company’s Investment & Pension Solutions business with $230 billion in assets and is the 49,000-employee company’s most senior Latina.

August 01, 2017

Filling the skills gap with investments in workforce retraining

What if companies and communities have plenty of good-paying jobs available… but no one able to fill them? It’s not a hypothetical question. There are 6 million unfilled jobs and 6.8 million people looking for employment in America today.  The problem is that the people looking for work do not have the skills needed for the open jobs. This is due to the changing nature of today’s workforce and lack of effective training programs to properly train people in the right skills. 

June 19, 2017

LGBT leaders highlight the many meanings of “worth”

Worth was a recurring theme among the LGBT leaders and allies who spoke at Prudential’s 2016/2017 LGBT Financial Experience Symposium at Prudential Tower in downtown Newark, kicking off Newark’s LGBT Pride Week.

June 15, 2017

Helping veterans and military spouses fight for jobs on the homefront

To celebrate the U.S. Army’s 242nd Birthday, the El Paso Chihuahuas honored Army veterans from Prudential’s El Paso technology center and others who faced the unique challenges that military families know all too well.

June 15, 2017

Prudential honors the workplace skills of veterans; announces El Paso Chihuahuas sponsorship

EL PASO, Texas, June 15, 2017 - Prudential Financial, Inc., (NYSE: PRU) honored the U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday by screening the premier of a short film celebrating the skills veterans and military spouses bring to the civilian workplace at the El Paso Chihuahua’s AAA Baseball Stadium. The company also launched its sponsorship of the minor-league baseball team—a partnership that honors the military and local first responders.

June 14, 2017

Lata Reddy elevated to chair of The Prudential Foundation; company aligns to accelerate growth and advance financial security for all

NEWARK, N.J., June 14, 2017 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has strengthened its longstanding commitment to address societal needs and champion financial security by moving its office of Corporate Social Responsibility to the C-Suite, reporting directly to Vice Chairman Mark Grier. The move affirms Prudential’s shared value approach to integrating CSR with business strategy under the leadership of Lata Reddy, who leads CSR and has been named chair of The Prudential Foundation.

May 16, 2017

Prudential doubles down on financial wellness; offers new tools to unlock “The Wellness Effect”

NEWARK, N.J., May 16, 2017 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) has deepened its commitment to the financial wellness of American families. The company announced a three-year $5 million partnership with the Aspen Institute to advance solutions that increase financial security for all American workers, and armed employers with new tools and resources to help them to understand and improve the financial health of their workforce.

May 08, 2017

Don't call her half-hearted: 11-year-old comforts other children through their heart surgeries

Lorelei McIntyre-Brewer is among 10 middle and high school students named the top youth volunteers of the year at Prudential’s 22nd annual Spirit of Community Awards in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was part of a four-day event, where the top two youth volunteers from each state and the District of Columbia came to the nation’s capital to be recognized for their acts of community service.

April 27, 2017

Prudential employee volunteers donate time worth $1 million to communities they serve

Prudential’s support of volunteerism has resulted in employees donating more than 69,000 hours of service in 2016, an increase of 36 percent over the prior year. Last year alone, Prudential’s volunteerism resulted in nearly $1 million in value to communities.

January 23, 2017

Historic Newark, N.J., landmark gets a makeover

Newark, N.J., has welcomed back its iconic Hahne & Co. Building, which sat abandoned for nearly three decades, thanks to a $174 million redevelopment project.

December 05, 2015

Prudential Financial Announces Significant Commitment to the El Paso Community

NEWARK, N.J., December 05, 2015 - Prudential Financial, Inc. today announced an $870,000 commitment to the El Paso, Texas community. With this investment, Prudential will provide human and financial resources to create a skilled math and technology workforce, specifically targeting Latino students, veterans and military spouses.