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Microsoft’s Employee Giving Program Raises $100 Million for Nonprofits in 2011

Microsoft announcing the results of its 2011 employee giving campaign said, “our U.S. Microsoft employees raised $100.5 million (inclusive of the company match) for more than 18,000 U.S.-based community organizations doing work in the U.S. and around the world last year.”

With this milestone, Microsoft employees have now raised more than $946 million for nonprofits and community organizations since the company’s giving program started in 1983.

Microsoft Employees 2011 Giving Campaign Raises $100 Million

“Microsoft’s Employee Giving Program is designed to honor the diversity of our workforce by supporting a broad spectrum of organizations and institutions doing work domestically and internationally,” mentions Microsoft.

Here are the numbers:

  • 24-year-old James Liao in just months working at Microsoft, earned and raised $12,000 for Dream Corps.
  • Over a dozen of employees volunteered for TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools), a Puget Sound nonprofit that places technology professionals in elementary and high school classes to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
  • Employees contributed more than $2 million to the United Way of King County
  • Contributed over $80,000 in donations and volunteer time to Jolkona, a microgiving nonprofit started by Adnan Mahmud, a Microsoft program manager.
  • Contributed 2,183 volunteer hours and more than $472,000 to 80 Boys & Girls Clubs of America nationwide.
  • Art with Heart received over $16,000. Joe Michaels, senior director of Business Development with MSN/Bing, has raised more than $4,000 of the total to support 327 teens facing crisis through art-therapy books.
  • U.S. Employees Give Back:
  • Raised $100.5 million, including corporate matching, for more than 18,000 charitable organizations
  • Volunteered 426,671 hours in 2011
  • Microsoft saw 64% employee participation through the Employee Giving Program (more than 35,500 employees)
  • In Oct’11, during annual employee Giving Campaign, employees raised $55 million dollars of the $100.5 million — equivalent to $31.85 for every second of every minute of every hour of every working day of the campaign.
  • Online auction (an internal tool developed specifically for the Giving Campaign by Microsoft volunteer employees) raised more than $670,000 this year, compared with $465,000 in 2010. There were over 1,000 items bid on over the course of the auction. Items included reserved parking spots, a cookbook autographed by Bill Gates and the chance to box against an executive,” revealed Microsoft.

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