Blackbaud reflects on a year of continued philanthropic commitment
Submitted by Blackbaud
This holiday season, as many people are digging deeper into their pockets for charitable contributions, Blackbaud remains committed to the nonprofit community. On top of its year-long focus on philanthropy, Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services for nonprofits, recently gathered 6,300 donated toys from its employees worldwide in support of Toys for Tots.
In addition, on Christmas Eve, Blackbaud will announce its contribution to the Good Cheer Fund, the community outreach program created by The Post and Courier to help Charleston residents in need during the holidays. Over the past 17 years, Blackbaud's donations have totaled more than $455,000, with the company matching each dollar donated by employees.
On Dec. 10, a check for $20,000 was presented to Crisis Ministries by Andrew Mosawi, Blackbaud's vice president of international business development and a Crisis Ministries board member. Crisis Ministries is a homeless shelter and crisis service organization in Charleston, SC. For over 17 years, Blackbaud has made an annual holiday charitable gift in honor of all employees' service to nonprofits-both professionally and personally.
"We are thrilled by Blackbaud's continued support of Crisis Ministries and honored that they have embraced our mission to end homelessness one person at a time, one family at a time so completely," said Stacey Denaux, executive director of Crisis Ministries. "Blackbaud team members serve meals in the Soup Kitchen, provide leadership through our Board of Directors and provide significant financial support. This type of partnership is extraordinary and makes a difference in the lives of over 1,600 homeless men, women and children each year."
Blackbaud provides more than 22,000 nonprofits with software and services, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. The company also strives to make a difference in the world both as a good corporate citizen and as a catalyst for individual employees to give back through innovative volunteerism programs.
"Since Blackbaud was founded in 1981, the company has maintained a strong focus on philanthropy and giving back in support of the nonprofit organizations we partner with each day," said Marc Chardon, Blackbaud’s chief executive officer. "Blackbaud employees have embraced the responsibility of making the world a better place and find giving back a rewarding experience-both on a professional and personal level through volunteer service."
Along with the January launch of the "Service to Others" blog dedicated to corporate philanthropy initiatives, each month presented the following opportunities for employees to participate in philanthropic outreach:
For more information on Blackbaud’s philanthropy efforts and to read the "Service to Others" blog, visit www.blackbaud.com/philanthropy.
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 22,000 organizations - including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, In Touch Ministries, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation - use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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