CooperCompanies Announces Global Support for Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes


SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) announced that it has selected Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes as the beneficiaries of its new global charitable giving program. Through the “Cooper Giving” program, company employees can donate year-round to both non-profits, with Cooper providing a one-for-one match, up to $5,000 annually per employee. “Giving back has long been part of our culture at Cooper and it’s a privilege to partner with Optometry Giving Sight and March of Dimes to continue this tradition of giving,” president and chief executive officer Albert White said in the announcement. “Both are world-class charitable organizations doing amazing work to bring better health and well-being to people in need. By focusing Cooper Giving on these causes, our multifaceted support through donations, knowledge and time goes even further to help make the greatest impacts.” 

CooperVision is a longstanding partner of Optometry Giving Sight, which specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error. CooperSurgical selected March of Dimes as its global charitable partner earlier this year, recognizing the organization’s legacy of leadership, impact and innovation in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

In parallel to these globally recognized causes, the company will continue to encourage local philanthropic efforts, supporting communities in which employees live and work, according to the recent announcement. These contributions are part of Cooper’s alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including a focus on good health and well-being as well as establishing complementary partnerships.