MICROSOFT EMPLOYEE GIVING
Math and other STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) are obviously important to Microsoft. “In today’s society, STEM education and computer science skills are key components of a 21st century education and are becoming a larger requirement for employment in most workplaces around
$15,000 The amount Microsoft will match in charitable donations per employee annually
$1.1 billion Overall dollars Microsoft employees have donated over the last 30 years
stepping into a leadership role was a natural next step. “As a parent and a professional, I understand how important it is for all young people to be nurtured and supported in their journey to adulthood,” she says of her new, on-going commitment. Maybe most important, though, to our partnership are the values Microsoft and
“Our investment in City Year’s math curriculum is intended to help expand opportunities for all students to be prepared to pursue even more advanced training that will contribute to their personal and professional success.” the world,” Forte Harnick says. “Our investment in City Year’s math curriculum is intended to help expand opportunities for all students to be prepared to pursue even more advanced training that will contribute to their personal and professional success.” Microsoft’s increasing engagement with City Year has also had an impact on Forte Harnick’s personal life, as she began to think about how she could have a more direct, personal commitment to empowering young people in Puget Sound, where she lives. One result? She joined City Year Seattle’s board (Justin Spelhaug, Microsoft’s General Manager of the Operations Service Group is also a member of the board). She says
City Year share: both believe in the power of young people. “Our future success as a society, across the U.S. and throughout the world, will largely depend on the knowledge and capacity of today’s youth to drive innovation and address increasingly complex global challenges,” Forte Harnick says. “An investment in youth reflects our belief in the potential and promise of the world’s 1.4 billion young people.”
A summary of our 2012-2013 year of service.