Corporate Giving Program

As outlined in the Lexmark Vision and Values, we strive to be good corporate citizens in the communities where our employees live and work.Our commitment to local, national and global communities is visible in the contributions of financial, product, and volunteer support to organizations working to help meet the challenges and needs of modern society.

Our corporate giving focuses specifically on educational excellence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), diversity, and employee volunteerism. Lexmark contributes to schools and non-profit organizations that that are considered “registered charities.” For example, registered charities have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and Section 149(1)(c) of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) Income Tax Act.

We apply the same standards of excellence to our contribution and community support activities that we use in our business operations.

Corporate Giving Policy

Lexmark does not contribute funding or in-kind gifts to:

  • Organizations that practice discrimination by race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or national origin
  • Individuals (for scholarships, stipends, fellowships, etc.)
  • Political, labor, fraternal, churches, or other religious organizations
  • Athletic teams, booster clubs, or sporting events other than those identified as key business sponsorships (ex. PGA)
  • Recreational programs
  • Organizations operating out of private homes
  • University endowments or school alumni activities

Approvals

Charitable donations must be pre-approved by Human Resources, specifically Sheri Depp, the director of corporate citizenship.

Stipulations

  • Organizations can receive no more than one product donation per calendar year. All used product is given on an as-is basis with no warranty.
  • Lexmark does not donate ink or toner cartridges supplies to meet ongoing needs.
  • Lexmark may at any time amend, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of its corporate giving.
  • Organizations receiving funding are required to share their progress and evaluation information with Lexmark through written status reports.

Product Donations

Requests for donations of product to qualified non-profit organizations will be considered on an ongoing basis. Priority is given to organizations in which Lexmark employees serve as volunteers.

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