April 14, 2015
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor   
704-336-3438 or 704-614-9116                                                       
Mayor Dan Clodfelter recently joined representatives from MetLife for a jobs celebration. MetLife reached and exceeded goal of 1300 jobs in Charlotte ahead of original timeline. Mayor Clodfelter thanked MetLife, not only for their diligence in contributing to Charlotte’s economy, but also for their numerous charitable efforts in the Charlotte community.
“Having MetLife, one of America’s oldest, most admired companies to our city has proven a win for Charlotte,” said Clodfelter. “I want to underscore all that MetLife has brought to Charlotte. Not only have they provided hundreds of great jobs in our city, they’ve also demonstrated a genuine desire to become a part of and give back to our community.”
Clodfelter went on to discuss some of the many projects MetLife associates have taken part in since their arrival in Charlotte:
• MetLife recently announced a $100,000 grant from the MetLife Foundation to establish a “Women in Business” leadership program at UNC-Charlotte’s Belk College of Business that will help train the next generation of business leaders. 
• In addition, the MetLife Foundation has provided grants to the Mint Museum, Discovery Place, the Levine Museum of the New South, the Charlotte Symphony, Junior Achievement, Hornets Nest Girl Scout Council, United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Thrive campaign for the arts.
• Met Life has sponsored non-profit fund raising events such as the annual HRC gala, the Ballantyne Ball, Morrison YMCA Y-Reader golf tournaments, Safe Alliance and others.
• MetLife associates are passionate about their commitment to getting involved in the community.  They helped build a new playground at the Stowe YMCA in Belmont.  They participate in a number of worthy community events including Relay for Life, Morrison and University City YMCAs, Toys for Tots, Pride Charlotte, Dress for Success, and military support campaign volunteer efforts, among many others.
“MetLife is part of the equation that makes Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic cities in the nation,” said Clodfelter. “As we move forward, working together, I know we will continue to see the positive influence of MetLife on our city and our region.”