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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Employee Wellness. Foundation Overview. Transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better health and education. Established in 1999 by Michael & Susan Dell Grant commitments to date: ~$530 million

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foundation overview
Foundation Overview

Transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better health and education

  • Established in 1999 by Michael & Susan Dell
  • Grant commitments to date: ~$530 million
  • A global foundation supporting programs in the United States, India and Africa
  • Fundamental emphasis on opportunities with the greatest potential to directly and measurably transform the lives of children
  • Based in Austin, Texas with satellite offices in New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa

© 2009 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

foundation demographics
Foundation Demographics
  • 52 employees globally
    • 38 in the US, 11 in Delhi and 3 Cape Town
  • Foundation started in 1999, with employee growth beginning in 2003
  • Transparency of what we stand for inside the organization

© 2010 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential

employee wellness programs
Employee Wellness Programs
  • Fully paid benefits
    • Unlimited dependents
    • Includes medical/dental/vision/std/ltd/life insurance/EAP/etc.
  • Annual wellness reimbursement
    • $600
    • Anything to improve an employee’s health & well-being
  • Treadmills in workstations
    • Voluntary

© 2010 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential

treadmill study
Treadmill Study
  • Theory of NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)
  • Partnered with Mayo Clinic in 2009 as first remote implementation site of “active office”
    • Cost ~$80k
    • Included the pre & post assessments, GRUVE device & software, and treadmill workstations
  • Findings
    • 27 participants
    • Cholesterol
      • HDL increased avg of 7 pts
      • LDL decreased avg of 8 pts
      • Triglycerides decreased avg of 50 pts
    • Body fat decreased by avg of 7 pounds or 2 percentage points
    • BMI decreased avg of 1 percentage point
    • Metabolic rate for walking at 1MPH was over 4 times rate of sitting in a chair (318 kcal/hr v. 65 kcal/hr)
    • Health risk assessment overall decreased from “medium” to “low” risk category
    • Improved scores on office environment, co-worker support, family support and individual behavior change

© 2010 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential

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© 2010 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Company Confidential