It’s Summertime, and the Caring Is Easy

At WEX, philanthropy is a year-round endeavor, and we don’t slow down for summer. Globally, we celebrated our first-ever “Month of Caring” in May. When we acquired EFS a few years ago, we admired the “Volunteer Week” initiative they had in place. We wanted to expand it into something even bigger and better, and that… Read more »

Dirty Hands & Big Hearts

WEXers are used to working hard, and for over 20 years they’ve dedicated their time to make a difference in the greater Portland community by volunteering for the United Way’s Day of Action. This year, our team of 123 employees joined an army of close to 2,000 other volunteers to lend a helping hand to… Read more »

New Horizons for CodeX for Kids

As a technology company, we’re invested in making sure today’s youth have the skills they’ll need for the jobs of tomorrow. That’s the impetus behind CodeX, a program we launched last year to teach coding skills to youth aged 8 to 13. Developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, each… Read more »

WEX Receives United Way’s Highest Honor

WEX employee carrying mulch during a day of community volunteering

The Spirit of Greater Portland Award was recently presented to WEX by the United Way in recognition of our partnership with the organization, as well as our volunteer efforts and the role leadership plays in promoting a culture of philanthropy and community support. Check out this video to learn more from Melissa Smith, WEX President… Read more »

Cares for Kids Radiothon

WEX employee wearing Dr. Seuss hat with the WEX logo on it at the Radiothon

WEX Corporate Philanthropy and individual WEXers recently joined forces to make a powerful contribution to the 13th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) in Portland, Maine. As a premier corporate sponsor of the event, we provided a $10,000 matching gift challenge for online donations. As a result, the… Read more »

WEXers Hit the Slopes for WinterKids

WEX skiers at the skiathlon

In early March, 25 intrepid WEXers strapped on their skis and snowboards and hit the slopes for 24 hours to raise funds for the WinterKids 6th Annual Downhill 24 event at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. WEX was a sponsor of this year’s skiathon and has been a longtime supporter of WinterKids, an organization dedicated to… Read more »

Literacy Kits for Kids

Being a positive force in the communities where we live and work is one of our core values, and our partnership with the United Way is an important part of that commitment. At the United Way of Greater Portland’s campaign kick-off rally last fall, WEXers came together to assemble literacy kits for young readers. More… Read more »

Behind the Scenes at the Winter Olympics

featured image of Olympic luge

WEXer and former Olympic luger Julia Clukey has returned home following two weeks in PyeongChang, South Korea, as part of the NBC team covering the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. A member of the 2010 U.S. Winter Olympics luge team, Clukey used her considerable experience to provide background and perspective to millions of viewers and fans… Read more »

Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day @ WEX

We were excited to recently give 21 students an inside look at the work we do and future career opportunities as part of JA Job Shadow Day. This is the fourth year we’ve collaborated with Junior Achievement of Maine for this event that’s designed to give youth a chance to visit a professional work environment… Read more »