Microsoft and Red Hat gift-matching join our sponsors: add your employer today!

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.

If you would like to make a direct corporate donation to the Ada Initiative and be credited as a sponsor, please contact

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