Veteran-Friendly Public Companies, Part 3

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Veteran-Friendly Public Companies, Part 3

Key Takeaways

Introduction

The provided spreadsheet has been updated to include one to two examples of veteran-friendly foundations, charities, or non-profit organizations that each of the last 50 companies in the spreadsheet has donated to. The business headquarters and LinkedIn profile of these last 50 companies have also been provided as well. These three added details can be seen in columns K-M of the spreadsheet.

Presented below are a few examples of these added details.

Select Findings

  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Macy's, Alphabet, Inc., and Comcast have donated to Blue Star Families.
  • Quest Diagnostics, The Home Depot, Choice Hotels International Inc., General Dynamics, Bank of America Corporation, Walmart, American International Group Inc., AllianceBernstein Holding LP, American Express Company, Chevron Corporation, Dominion Energy Inc., Exxon Mobil, General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer, Qualcomm, and QuadGraphics, Inc. have donated to Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.
  • Humana, Inc. has donated to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
  • Prudential Financial Inc. has donated to Operation Gratitude.
  • Starbucks has donated to Team Rubicon and Team Red, White & Blue.

Research Strategy

Examples of veteran-friendly foundations, charities, and non-profit organizations that each of the last 50 companies in the spreadsheet has donated to were primarily sourced from the links that the previous analyst had provided in Column A. This is the column where the previous analyst (who provided the last 50 companies) had placed his sources for determining if a particular public company has donated to a veteran friendly foundation, charity, or non-profit organization. In some instances, such as in the case of Salesforce, Southwest Airlines, Polaris, Universal Health Services, and Walgreens Boots Alliance, where it was not clear which veteran-friendly charity or charities the public company has donated to, we researched the website, disclosures, and media coverage of the companies, and we looked for those that mention veteran- or military-friendly organizations.

The business headquarters were mostly sourced from company LinkedIn profiles. In the few cases where the company LinkedIn profile did not provide the headquarters, we used the company website instead. The LinkedIn profile of Restaurant Brands International indicates that the company is not based in the United States and is based in Ontario, Canada instead, while the LinkedIn profile of USAA shows that the company is not a public company but a privately held company. Because these two companies do not meet the specified criteria, we added two more companies to the spreadsheet. These two additional companies can be seen in rows 102-103 of the spreadsheet.
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