Thanksgiving is still three weeks away yet the business journal celebrated giving in SV in a big way Thursday evening, November 5, 2015.
We honored the 50 top givers at the Corporate Philanthropy awards and another 35 nonprofits shared the good works they do.
Area charities such as Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Cancer Carepoint, Hope of the West, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Step Up Silicon Valley set up booths to talk about what they do with the 275 attendees.
“If you haven’t had the chance already, we welcome you to visit all of the nonprofit organizations here tonight,” said Malcolm Bordelon, publisher of the Silicon Valley Business Journal. “Each organization is serving others in unique and generous ways — by helping those in need in our community.”
The evening also honored the biggest givers in the Valley, for a total of $116.8 million in-cash donations given to Silicon Valley charities. That is only a fraction of the $1.9 billion these same companies gave to organizations worldwide.
- Click here to see the complete list of Silicon Valley’s top 50 corporate philanthropists.
- Click here to see stories from our Corporate Philanthropy issue
“Tonight we recognize the 50 leading supporters of Silicon Valley’s nonprofit organizations,” Bordelon said. “These awards go to companies that have gone above and beyond to support our area nonprofits.”
As each corporation was called forward to accept their award, they gave an answer to this question: In the last 12 months, how has being a good corporate citizen helped your company?