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Global Impact Announces Winner of Global Citizen Award

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Community Development

Posted: Jan 25, 2007 – 02:02 PM EST


Microsoft Corporation Recognized for Generous Support of Those in Need

Jan. 25 /CSRwire/ - Alexandria, VA --January 25, 2007-- Global Impact announced today that it will present its highest honor, the Global Citizen award, to Microsoft Corporation for its generous support of philanthropy worldwide. Renée S. Acosta, President & CEO of Global Impact, will present the award on January 29, at the software giant’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

The Global Citizen award was established in 2002 to recognize leaders in philanthropy and their efforts in the area of international relief and development.

“Microsoft is building bridges to all communities and all people, across the globe,” said Ms. Acosta. “They are setting the example for global citizenship in many ways—by supporting their employees’ commitment to charitable causes; international relief and development programs; and humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, such as the effort to rebuild lives and communities in conflict-torn Lebanon.”

For more than a decade, Global Impact’s member charities have received generous contributions from Microsoft’s employees through the organization’s annual workplace giving campaign. And in 2006, Microsoft Corporation pledged $250,000 to the U.S. – Lebanon Partnership Fund , an effort led by the executives of four major corporations to assist the people of Lebanon in rebuilding infrastructure, creating jobs and fueling economic development.

“Microsoft’s commitment to using its resources and influence to make a positive impact on the world resonates with those dedicated to building individual self-sufficiency and stronger communities worldwide,” said Ms. Acosta. “Global Impact honors Microsoft for setting the example for global citizenship.”

About Global Impact
Since 1956, Global Impact has helped Americans provide international relief and development by raising more than $400 million to fund the vital programs of 50 leading international charities – including CARE, Doctors Without Borders USA, Mercy Corps, World Vision and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. These programs meet the needs of the world’s poorest people in developing countries around the globe.

In addition to participating in workplace giving campaigns across the nation, Global Impact also manages the two largest Federal workplace giving campaigns—the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) and the Combined Federal Campaign–Overseas (CFC–O) for all overseas commands of the Department of Defense. By providing the opportunity to give internationally, Global Impact continues to offer American citizens and companies the best way to reach out to people in need.

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