Welcoming All Since 1887

Our journey of inclusivity

At the heart of our organization lies a timeless commitment that dates back to our founding charter in 1887. From the very beginning, our purpose has been crystal clear: to create a space where everyone, regardless of religion, race, or creed, is not just welcomed but truly valued.

Who we are

We believe that all people should grow and age with dignity, safety, and wellness.

In 1887, our founding charter said, “The object of this corporation shall be the relief of sick and suffering, the care and education of orphans and neglected children, the support of widows and aged persons, without reference to creed, color, or nationality, and the establishment of homes and other institutions for such works of mercy."

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Decades of commitment

More than just words on paper, our values are the lifeblood of our organization. Inclusion isn't a checkbox; it is the foundation of our culture. Every team member is integral to our story, contributing to the vibrant tapestry that makes us who we are. In the last few years, our organization has invested in our inclusion efforts by:

  • Engaging with an outside consultant to lead our inclusion efforts
  • Evaluating the demographics of our employees and leadership
  • Deploying staff surveys to understand the experience of our employees
  • Training our leadership team on inclusion at the annual Leadership Summit
  • Evaluating and investing in our compensation for employees at all levels of the organization

Leadership commitment

An integral part of our commitment to inclusivity is our leadership's active involvement in understanding our organization's pulse. Each year, our leaders initiate an Employee Engagement Survey, a powerful tool that opens a direct line of communication with our workforce. This survey serves as a collective voice, providing invaluable insights into our actions, what our employees need and want, and the overall employee experience.

By embracing feedback and actively responding to the survey findings, we ensure that our commitment to inclusion isn't just a static statement but a living, breathing aspect of our organizational culture. Through this transparent and inclusive approach, we continue to learn, grow, and create an environment where every community member feels heard, valued, and supported.

The following stats are from our FY24 Employee Engagement Survey.



1 %

Employee response rate

1 %

Of employees agreed with the statement, "I feel I belong at Immanuel."

1 %

Of employees agree that Immanuel fulfills our mission.

Inclusion & Engagement Report

What our employees say

Explore Immanuel's FY24 Inclusion and Engagement Report for insights into our workforce composition and employees' experiences.

  • Gender & race study
  • Age study
  • Management & training scores
  • Mission & purpose scores
  • Feedback & development scores
  • Ethnicity & race belonging scores
  • Ethnicity & race inclusion scores
  • Gender & age benefit alignment scores

Our four current initiatives

Recognizing the importance of deliberate and meaningful progress, we have selected four key initiatives to guide our journey toward a more inclusive future, detailed below. We are committed to building a strong foundation for sustainable change by emphasizing the power of starting with small, actionable steps. 

To kickstart this initiative, we began by engaging our senior leaders. We understand that they play a crucial role in driving organizational change. Thus, we equipped them with comprehensive FAQs and resources tailored to initiate conversations about our intentional focus on inclusion within their teams.

Our goal was clear: to cultivate a deep understanding among senior leaders about the importance of inclusion and empower them with the tools necessary to effectively communicate this message throughout the organization. By engaging senior leaders first, we aimed to set a strong foundation for our inclusion journey.

Through open dialogue and collaboration, we sought to identify the specific resources and support needed to roll out inclusion initiatives across the entire organization seamlessly. This proactive approach ensures that every team member feels valued, respected, and included, paving the way for a more vibrant and innovative workplace culture.

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