Microsoft Reno’s 39th annual Employee Giving Campaign in October raised nearly $50,000 in combined funds for three Northern Nevada nonprofits, in addition to $17,785 for various national charities.This year’s mostly virtual employee-led GIVE Campaign included, among other endeavors, sponsoring the 14th annual poker tournament for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.The team also promoted a blood drive for local donations to support Vitalant of Northern Nevada, according to a Nov. 9 press release. The breakdown of funds donated is as follows:
“Giving is at the heart of who we are at Microsoft — even in a very challenging year, our Reno employees went above and beyond to raise funds for our local nonprofit partners,” Maureen McKinney, GM, Operations and Reno Site Lead, said in a statement. “We are delighted that we are able to provide this level of local support in October and throughout the year with our various community outreach programs.”
- Education Alliance of Washoe County: $14,110
- United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra: $5,060
- Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation: $29,900
Each year since 1983 in October, Microsoft matches employee donations of time and money to nonprofit organizations. In 2020, U.S. Microsoft employees donated $221 million (inclusive of company match. In addition, Microsoft employees volunteered more than 750,000 hours, according to the release.