RENO, NV - During the month of October, Microsoft Licensing employees raised $123,000 for their annual Employee Giving Campaign. Each year, Microsoft dedicates the month of October to the Giving Campaign, which allows employees to show their passion for building stronger communities. Employees choose the nonprofits they want to support, then conduct various events throughout the month aligned to those specific nonprofit organizations. This is a 33 percent increase from last year’s total raised and sets the record for the Reno employee Giving Campaign to date.
The nonprofit organizations receive all employee donations raised plus a match donation from Microsoft Corporation. Over the past six years during the annual Giving Campaign, Microsoft Licensing employees have raised more than $450,000 for various nonprofit organizations in northern Nevada.
Some of this year’s events included a Black-Tie Poker Tournament supporting the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation; Renominster dog show to benefit the Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary; Whose Line is it Anyway competition for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada; Halloween Trick or Treat Day for the Children’s Cabinet; silent auction for United Way; and an online football squares competition for the Wounded Warrior Project to name a few.
The following are the 2013 campaign recipients:
• Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure
• Renown Health Foundation/Heather Reimer Breast Cancer SonoCiné Fund
• Food Bank of Northern Nevada
• Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary
• Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
• Step 2
• The Children’s Cabinet
• United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
• Wounded Warrior Project
• Awaken, Inc.
Companywide since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided more than $6.5 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world.