We're thrilled to announce that with the help of Microsoft employees, the Microsoft Gift-Matching Program joins our Venture Philanthropist sponsors this month! Microsoft employees have donated over $3000 to the Ada Initiative in 2012, and Microsoft is matching their gifts dollar for dollar!
In addition, Red Hat employees have donated over $800. matched by Red Hat, making the Red Hat Gift-Matching Program a Contributing Sponsor for 2012. Microsoft and Red Hat join the Google Gift-Matching Program, Atlassian Gift-Matching Program and 1st Playable Productions Gift-Matching Program as sponsors, all based on their employees' support of the Ada Initiative.
Googlers have submitted over $18000 of donations for matching in 2012. making their gift-matching program a Bronze sponsor of the Ada Initiative. Our challenge to Googlers is: can you go Silver? Another $7000 of Googler donations in the current drive, matched by Google's employee program, would make the Google Gift-Matching program our very first Silver sponsor ever. (Our challenge to everyone else is: can you beat Google?!)
Does your company offer gift-matching? Check your personnel documentation or intranet for information on whether your employer matches gifts to 501(c)3 non-profits. If so, your donation to the Ada Initiative may be eligible for employer matching. Matching funds make up around 20% of the donations in our current fund-raising drive and form a crucial part of our funding to operate into 2013. Please file for matching if you've already donated and are eligible, or donate today and then double your support.
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