Top 50 Corporate Giver

Liz Claiborne, Inc. (LIZ)


Melanie Lyons, Vice President, Philanthropic Programs

Foundation program:

The Liz Claiborne Foundation
0 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

The Love Is Not Abuse program
Since 1991, Liz Claiborne Inc. has been working to end domestic violence through its awareness, education and prevention program known by the tagline Love Is Not Abuse.
Through the Love Is Not Abuse program Liz Claiborne Inc. provides information and educational tools that men, women, children, teens and corporate executives can use to learn more about the issue and find out how they can help end this epidemic.

2004 cash donations $ 2,128,200
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0.4 %
Change since 2003 -3.3 %
Change since 2002 -11.3 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 51,331
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0 %
Change since 2003 -87.2 %
Change since 2002 0 %

Projected increase/decrease increase

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl

   Other / specifics:   Concerns of women and girls
Women's economic development
Domestic and relationship violence
Developmental needs of low-income girls
College scholarships

 Major Objectives

As a responsible corporate citizen, Liz Claiborne is committed to the long-term well-being and vitality of our major operating communities. We believe that with our success comes a responsibility to help improve the world around us in a broader way than through good business practice alone. Women comprise the largest share of our employees and consumers, and we have set as our philanthropic purpose the mission of "Keeping Women and Girls Successful and Safe". Specifically, our philanthropic funds support programs which:
enhance needy women's economic self-sufficiency and career growth;
work to prevent violence against women, and provide services to aid victims of abuse in their recovery;
address the special needs of HIV-positive women, and increase access to effective education and prevention programs targeting women and girls;
expand opportunities for economically disadvantaged children and teens to meet their full potential through innovative child care and afterschool educational approaches; and
provide positive, developmental activities specifically for girls.
We provide grants for direct services, public policy, public awareness, and nonprofit infrastructure and capacity building.