The Coach Foundation brings Coach’s philanthropic initiatives to life. Launched in 2008,
we have to date granted more than $40 million to charities supporting women’s health,
education for children in under-served communities, public parks and cultural programs
in New York City, and disaster relief around the world.
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER
SELENA GOMEZ’S SURPRISE VISIT WITH STEP UP TEENS IN L.A.
Selena Gomez—our new Coach girl—made surprise visits to two Los Angeles public high schools on March 23 on behalf of Coach x Step Up. The Step Up teens got up close and personal with Selena to explore what it means to find your voice and be true to yourself.
Girl power: Selena with Step Up teens.
“I am truly thrilled to be involved with Coach and their support of Step Up. Step Up’s mission to empower young women is personally important to me and something even more crucial in under-served communities. Working with the young women I met today was an inspirational experience I will never forget.”
All smiles: Selena, Step Up CEO Jenni Luke and Coach, Inc. CEO Victor Luis with Step Up teens.
As a brand that has always designed for confident women, we feel strongly about investing in a new generation of girls by partnering with Step Up—a nonprofit organization offering young women the support, confidence and connections to fulfill their potential. Our $3 million grant to Step Up will help expand its programming in under-resourced urban communities, ultimately connecting 3,000 girls in six cities to a network of powerful women who can inspire them to turn big dreams into big plans.
“Coach believes in helping young
women to find their voices,
to sharpen their sense of self-worth,
and to seize their full potential.”
— MARGARET COADY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COACH FOUNDATION
We fully support our employees’ passions for charitable causes. So much so that, through the Coach Foundation’s matching gift program, we match their donations—doubling and sometimes tripling them—to nonprofit organizations every year. Through this program, Coach has contributed over $4 million in matching gifts since 2001.
Volunteering has always been an important part of Coach’s culture, and in 2016 Coach made a promise that all corporate employees would have the opportunity to volunteer with their team one day a year. With support from Coach, our employees are in the community giving their time to make a positive difference where we live and work.