March 14th is pretty special at VMware. On Pi Day, we take the time to celebrate our inner geek and give back.
This year, we wanted Pi Day to inspire others to action. At our Palo Alto headquarters, we brought people together for a service learning fair where VMware people could learn about local nonprofits and sign up for pro bono and skills-based volunteer opportunities. We also donated an educational Pi kit to RAFT for every person that attended – with 1,500 participants, that’s 1,500 Pi kits for students!
Serving our extended community is a core value at VMware – we give back more than we take – and we leverage our time, talent and energy to provide meaningful contributions to our customers, our team members and our communities.
We put these values into action through the VMware Foundation, which provides a platform for our 13,000+ people globally to contribute back to, and make a difference in, the communities in which we all work and live. We accomplish this goal primarily through our “citizen philanthropy” approach, designed to amplify the personal commitments and contributions made to the organizations and causes closest to our people’s hearts.
For VMware, Pi Day is about exploring how we can give back through service (volunteer time) and employee-directed giving (matching gifts and grants). We made a quick video that captures the spirit of Pi Day. Check it out!
We were excited to host some great nonprofit organizations for Pi Day and they inspired our people to take action. We encourage you to check them out and join our mission to give back to the community.
Pi Day 2013 Participants
- American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
- Breakthrough Silicon Valley
- Citizen Schools
- Code for America
- Dress for Success San Jose
- Earthwatch Institute
- First Graduate
- Free the Children
- Hidden Villa
- India Literacy Project
- Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education
- Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- SOAR Foundation
- Stanford Gap For Good
- Sustainable Silicon Valley
- Taproot Foundation
- The Tech Museum of Innovation
- Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System
- Wilderness Volunteers