Western Union Foundation Grants Mark Two Years in Lithuania
Vilnius, September 11, 2013 - Western Union, a global leader in money transfer, marking the two-year anniversary of operations in Vilnius, says the decision to establish its European Regional Operations Center (EUROC) in Lithuania was one of the best decisions the company has made. The Vilnius-based operations center plays a crucial role in supporting Western Union’s business and growth strategy. On the occasion of the anniversary the Western Union Foundation donated an LTL100,000 grant to four selected Lithuanian NGOs.
Since the official site opening in 2011 Western Union has created more than 900 jobs with more than 90 percent of those being filled with Lithuanian university graduates.
"Giving back to communities in which we do business is a core value at Western Union,” said John Dye, chair of the Western Union Foundation and general counsel, Western Union. “We are proud to have established our Western Union Foundation Lithuania in recognition of the success of our operations here. Through the Foundation we support local programs that help others reach their dreams and expand opportunities.”
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Western Union Foundation presented grants totaling LTL100,000 to representatives of the ExCEL program, Big Brothers and Sisters, Save the Children Lithuania and to the National Student Academy.
The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all.