Apple's Matching Gift Program Raised Millions for Charity Already
Article by George Norman
On 11 Nov 2011
Shortly after the late Steve Jobs left Apple and former Chief Operations Officer (COO) Tim Cook took over as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Apple introduced a Matching Gift Program meant to raise money for charity. If you already know about the program, I will just skip the introduction and move on to the actual news.

The news is that since its launch in September, Apple’s recently introduced Matching Gift Program has already raised millions of dollars for charity. And more to the point, it raised a grand total of $2.6 million in a time span of about seven weeks. That’s a lot of money that will do a lot of good. And since the program is not over, more money will be spent on charitable causes.

Advertising

Let’s get back to the introduction now, shall we? The abovementioned Tim Cook introduced Apple’s Matching Gift Program back in September, at the start of the month. The program launched on the 15th of September. Here’s a quick and to the point explanation on how it works: when Apple employees make a donation to a non-profit organization, Apple will match that donation (up to $10K per year).

For now the program is available to full-time Apple employees in the US only. In the future the program will be expanded to other parts of the world, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained.

Here’s the email Tim Cook sent out to Apple employees back in September, email that introduces the Matching Gift Program:

Team:
I am very happy to announce that we are kicking off a matching gift program for charitable donations. We are all really inspired by the generosity of our co-workers who give back to the community and this program is going to help that individual giving go even farther.

Starting September 15, when you give money to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Apple will match your gift dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 annually. This program will be for full-time employees in the US at first, and we’ll expand it to other parts of the world over time.

Thank you all for working so hard to make a difference, both here at Apple and in the lives of others. I am incredibly proud to be part of this team.

If you’d like more information on the program, you can get it on HRWeb, which can be easily accessed through AppleWeb.




Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Charity
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 09 Aug 2017
Android started out as an underdog, as the mobile operating system that nobody took seriously. Big-name tech companies laughed it off and critics said it would fail miserably, but Android proved them all wrong and become the powerhouse that it is today.
By George Norman on 07 Jun 2017
I mean really, who isn’t familiar with software giant Microsoft at this point? But if you were to ask someone like my mom about it, the only thing that’s going to come out of her mouth is "they make Windows, right?"
By George Norman on 19 Jul 2017
Apple celebrated World Emoji Day by presenting 12 upcoming emoji characters that will be available across Apple devices later this year.
By George Norman on 10 Jul 2017
With technology constantly evolving, many devices become obsolete and get replaced with something that's better, smaller, and probably a lot shinier.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Apple's Matching Gift Program Raised Millions for Charity Already
HTML Linking Code