Microsoft Reno donates $49,000 to Northern Nevada nonprofits

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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:

  • 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

“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.”

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.


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