AECC encourages employees to engage in meaningful and purposeful activities within their community. AECC is active in several industry led activities at the regional level and supports two companywide outreach programs annually. Employees are encouraged to volunteer with a charitable organization of their choice through AECC’s Volunteer Time off Policy (VTO). The VTO Policy provides for annual paid time off allowing employees to spend time and volunteer with a 501(c)(3) organization of their choice. In addition, staff members, as a whole, select and adopt a charity annually. Spearheaded by Charity Leaders who coordinate various fundraising activities and events for the staff to participate in throughout the year. This initiative has led to considerable annual donations to the selected organization.