I am in the process of trying to raise funds for the Jimmy Fund as part of an event that I am participating in (with another subsidiary of the parent company). I have been considering asking the CEO if the company can make a contribution to this cause; however, I don't want to put my career at risk if this is inappropriate. The company often gives money to charities and good causes; otherwise, I wouldn't be considering asking.
My questions are:
- Would this be considered a donation solicitation, as far as HR is concerned, since I am asking the company and not individuals?
- Would this be an inappropriate thing to ask if I have no personal relationship with the CEO?
- Should I ask my supervisor instead even though I know he will have no authority in the matter?