Microsoft, Employees Contributed $100 Million During 2011

Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, has announced that during 2011 its employees in the United States raised $100.5 million, including company matching funds, for more than 18,000 nonprofits working domestically and around the globe.

In addition to its annual employee giving campaign in October, which raised some $55 million, the company provided $7.2 million to match 426,671 employee volunteer hours, a year-over-year increase of some 73,000 hours, or more than 20 percent.

Once again, United Way of King County was among the top beneficiaries of the company's employee giving, receiving more than $2 million. "We are fortunate to have such an innovative and dedicated corporate citizen like Microsoft in our region," said UWKC president and CEO Jon Fine. "For thirty years now, Microsoft employees have partnered with United Way to focus their passion and talents on building a healthy community. Together, we are working on critical issues such as ending homelessness, preparing kids to succeed in school, and making sure families have nourishing food to put on the table."