Thanks to Intel employees, the check IS in the mail

Intel employees have earned more than $4 million dollars for 1,400 non profits and non-governmental agencies through the Intel Foundation’s matching grant program.

For more than a decade, Intel has had a program under which schools can receive grants from the Intel Foundation based on the number of hours an Intel employee volunteers at the school. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Intel expanded the program in 2008 to provide volunteer grants to a wide range of non profits and non-governmental organizations. The result – an outpouring of volunteerism and an extra $4 million to 1,400 organizations around the globe which have never received a volunteer matching grant from Intel. While the Intel Foundation is typically focused on matching donations for education, by expanding the program employees can generate grants at almost all qualifying organizations where they choose to volunteer — shelters for abandoned animals, youth sports leagues, arts and cultural events, social service programs, etc.

By including non profits along with schools, Intel allows employees to give twice – through their volunteer efforts following their passion and through the matching grants from the Intel Foundation.

I believe this money and the efforts of our employees are more significant than ever because of the current economic environment.

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About Suzanne Fallender

Suzanne Fallender is Intel’s Director of Corporate Responsibility. In this role, she collaborates with key stakeholders across the company to integrate corporate responsibility concepts into company strategies, policies, public reporting, and stakeholder engagement activities to advance Intel’s corporate responsibility leadership and create positive social impact and business value. Suzanne leads a team of experienced professionals who engage with internal and external groups to review Intel’s corporate responsibility performance and to identify new opportunities to apply Intel’s technology and expertise to address social and environmental challenges. The team also works closely with Intel’s investor relations and corporate governance groups to drive an integrated outreach strategy with investors on governance and corporate responsibility issues. Suzanne has more than 20 years of experience in the field of corporate responsibility and socially responsible investment. During her time at Intel, Suzanne has held a number of corporate responsibility-related roles, including leading programs empowering girls and women through technology. Prior to Intel, Suzanne served as Vice President at Institutional Shareholder Services where she managed the firm’s socially responsible investing division. Suzanne holds an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She has served on a number of leading industry advisory boards and committees on sustainability and corporate responsibility over the past decade and currently is a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Executive Forum and the Net Impact Advisory Council. Follow Suzanne on Twitter at @sfallender.

3 thoughts on “Thanks to Intel employees, the check IS in the mail

  1. “abandoned animals” – may be better try to invest in people of Africa or China with “one laptop per child” initiatives…. Abandoned animals don’t use Intel’s equipment ))

  2. Thanks to Intel Education initiative , We have provided teachers all over the Middle East with professional courses to improve their teaching skills. Thank you Shelly for sharing this post. I hope I read more posts form you in the future.

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