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Multiplier Effect: Celebrating through Giving Back

Celebrating our people and their contributions to the company through “Milestone Awards” is just one way that we’re bringing our values to action. The VMware Foundation welcomes new employees to the company through employee-led donations to the causes closest to their heart. We continue the tradition for each employee when they celebrate their one-year anniversary by making a donation on their behalf to the charitable project of their choice.

Since the inception of this program 18 months ago, VMware people have directed more than USD $170,000 in charitable contributions to 1,100 projects in over 100 countries! Together, for example, VMware people have directed more than USD $12,760 of their Milestone Awards to the Association for Social and Environmental Development, an NGO that provides solar lamps to schoolchildren (as just ONE example of the many projects we supported).

As we welcome new people to VMware and celebrate their anniversaries, we’re multiplying our collective impact. I invite you to read this wonderful story “Virtual Community, Actual impact” recently posted by our partner, GlobalGiving, about the ripple effect of VMware’s Milestone Awards.

Amplifying the impact our people have across the communities where we live and work is at the heart of the VMware Foundation. The Milestone Award program is one of the many ways we are supporting charitable organizations and projects our people are passionate about.

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Nicola Acutt

About Nicola Acutt

Nicola J. Acutt, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Global Community Affairs at VMware. Responsible for Employee Experience and Reputation, the VMware Foundation and Sustainability Strategy, Nicola is passionate about connecting the people side of the business with corporate strategy that differentiates VMware's workplace culture.