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How Pink Flamingos Helped Raise $100 million for Nonprofits

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by Brad Smith, Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Employees Give Back in Record Fashion

Microsoft’s U.S.-based employees helped raise over US$100 million for thousands of nonprofits during the 2011 Microsoft Giving Campaign, the largest total in company history.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Redmond, WA – February 8, 2012 – Microsoft employees raised a record-breaking US$100.5 million in 2011, topping last year’s total with donations to more than 18,000 community organizations across the United States and around the world.

Giving was up across the board in 2011—more employees participated, donating more time and money than ever before, which surprised some after 2010’s record year.

Did You Hear About Our 35,500 Employee Philanthropists?

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We share one the best part-time jobs in the world. As co-chairs of the annual Microsoft Giving Campaign, we get the opportunity to see firsthand how our colleagues bring passion, creativity and generosity to raise much needed funds for community organizations around the globe. In 2010, we raised an outstanding $96 million. We wondered if we could go higher in 2011 and we did, knowing our employees would rise to the challenge.

Microsoft Employees Raise Record-Breaking $100 Million for Nonprofits in 2011

Microsoft announces the largest year of employee giving in the company’s history.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Redmond, WA — February 8, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. is delighted to announce the results of its 2011 employee giving campaign: our U.S. Microsoft employees raised $100.5 million (inclusive of the company match) for more than 18,000 U.S.-based community organizations doing work in the U.S. and around the world last year.

Microsoft Announces Four Imagine Cup Grant Winners in Inaugural Year

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Today, we’re announcing the four teams that have been selected as the inaugural Imagine Cup Grant winners! Starting today, these students will continue their journey of transitioning their Imagine Cup project into a startup business or nonprofit organization with support from Microsoft as well as on the ground connections they will soon make.

The Time Has Come to Help Youth Cross the Opportunity Divide

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Posted by Brad Smith
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants Awarded to Students to Help Create Businesses and Nonprofits Aimed at Global Change

Students from Croatia, Ecuador, Jordan and the United States receive funding and other support in the first year of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Davos, Switzerland – January 27, 2012 – At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting today in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the inaugural year of the Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program for student technology and social entrepreneurs. Grant recipients include Team Apptenders from Croatia, Team Falcon Dev from Ecuador, Team OaSys from Jordan and Team Lifelens from the United States.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2011 Integral Fellows Award Winners

Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with grants and support from the Microsoft Alumni Foundation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Seattle, WA – November 17, 2011 – Last night, at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2011 Celebration, Bill and Melinda Gates recognized the nominees, finalists and three award-winning Microsoft alumni as the 2011 Integral Fellows.  This is the third annual Foundation celebration honoring former Microsoft employees who have used their talents, time, and resources to make a meaningful difference in the daily lives of others.

Volunteers Create a Circle of Giving Back in Kenya

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One of the things we regularly see through employee giving at Microsoft is the passion people have for making a positive difference.

Giving Through Football, Karaoke and a 24 Hour Marathon

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We’re into the last week of the Microsoft 2011 employee giving campaign. It has been a very busy month so far, and this week is turning into pure madness, in a good way.

Earlier today Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks came to our Redmond campus to talk about A Better Seattle.

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