For the past two years, instead of the usual corporate holiday gift-giving, Hostway has chosen to give back to the communities that support us. Last year, we decided to ask our employees for ideas of nonprofit partners – some local to our offices, some national or international – where we could make a difference.
Eventually, we had a list of five organizations. Through social networks, chatting with our customers and employee engagement, we asked the Hostway family to decide on a winner.
Our winner, Junior Achievement of Chicago, received the top donation of $10,000.
Because every organization that participated was deserving of our help, we decided to donate $1,000 each to the foundations that fell short in our voting process. Along with our overseas friends at the Against Malaria Foundation, we made donations with the following groups:
Nancy Stewart (left), Director of Development for the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, accepts the donation from Hostway Partner Marketing Director Nikole Haiar.
Hostway CEO Bob Boles (second from right) and Sales and Marketing VP Aaron Hollobaugh (far right) present a donation to the National Girls Collaborative Project, represented by (from left) Nimisha Ghosh Roy, Karen Bouldin and Beverly Walker.
Scott Crews (center), Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas Director of Development for Central Texas, accepts Hostway’s donation from Channel Account Manager Griffin Leen-Sohl and Marketing Communications Director Amanda Bayane.
Hostway Purchasing Specialist Kelly Burgman Staver (left) and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager Chris Messinides (right) present the top prize to Junior Achievement Chicago’s SVP of Development Tom Staab.
Thanks to everyone who helped us select our winner, and thanks again to all our customers.