That’s why we are proud of our commitment to enhance the education and well-being of women and their families in our communities through the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation (UBCF), our long-standing partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, and our support of local nonprofit organizations. To have the greatest impact on our communities and guests, we know it is equally important to care for our passionate and generous team of associates through UBCF’s Associate Relief Program, which provides financial grants to those facing hardship after a natural disaster. Whether it’s providing opportunities for women and families or helping our associates rebuild and recover, we are committed to making a difference where we live and work.
We know that to create a better future for women and their families, a woman must be able to obtain and maintain secure employment to help her achieve financial independence. That is why we recently established a partnership with Dress for Success® to help provide the tools and programs to help build confidence, skills and knowledge to help women thrive. In addition to our financial donation, associates across our markets volunteer their time by sorting and inventorying suits for that crucial first interview, assisting on-site with special events or providing hair and makeup touchups to women clients.
Partnerships with organizations like Dress for Success are not possible without funding from our associates and business partners. Our associates have the option to enroll in a payroll deduction program to donate a flat dollar amount per paycheck to support local nonprofits and our Associate Relief Program.
While advances have been made in research to support women’s health, the work the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is doing is critical to advance the world’s most-promising research to find an end to breast cancer. Thanks to the generosity of our associates, business partners and guests, we are proud of the more than $22 million we have raised for BCRF since our partnership began in 2009. This year we are funding 16 research projects aimed at eradicating, preventing or treating breast cancer. To maximize the impact we can have on this partnership, our associates help us fundraise and raise awareness by lending their time and expertise to our A Gorgeous Way to Give in-store program, Cut for a Cause salon event and Annual Golf Outing and Day of Beauty.
Ulta Beauty believes in the importance of giving back to local nonprofit organizations that fit within our mission to inspire women and their families to realize their full potential. Through our financial support, associate volunteerism, board leadership and product, we make an impact on the areas of mentoring, early childhood, school readiness and child care.