Meet Giving Hero Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Attending an international school in India, Poorvi Shrivastav took her first computer programming class at the age of 7. Like most young people, she became obsessed with the gadgets, phones and computers that allowed her to email her classmates after school and stay connected with her father…


Meet Giving Hero Blind Children's Learning Center

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship  Kelly Vuong sat in the back of a classroom during a tour at the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana, California, observing a visually impaired four-year-old boy tilt his face to the sky to feel the warm August sunshine. Before entering the classroom, he felt the…


How Many People Does it Take to Make an Impact?

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Each day, all around the world, thousands of people come to work at Microsoft. All of them help move our company forward, each in their own unique way. Outside of their “day jobs” Microsoft employees also make significant contributions through our employee giving program when…


Let the Giving Begin! Microsoft’s #GivingTuesday 1:1 Match is Live

Donate to youth projects on Give for Youth on #Giving Tuesday and we’ll match your donation 1:1 – up to $100,000 worth of matched donations  We’ve all seen the pictures and TV footage over the past few days – hordes of holiday shoppers running into stores, racing to fill their carts with toys and electronics…


Thank you from us: Your donations to youth are making a difference

Editors note: Don’t forget that next Tuesday, November 27th is Giving Tuesday!   On the day before Thanksgiving in the United States, we wanted to take this opportunity to give thanks to so many of the generous people that have donated to Give for Youth since it launched in September as part of our YouthSpark…


Giving Back: A New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition

By Microsoft Citizenship Team The holiday season is quickly approaching and like many, you are likely already thinking about upcoming holiday activities, family gatherings, and yes – shopping! But the holiday season is about more than just getting ‘stuff’. It’s also about giving thanks and giving back. And that’s why we are proud to be…