Matching Funds for the Tsumani Appeal
By fintanr on Mar 11, 2005
I've avoided non technical posts for a while, but this one should be mentioned. Sun matched any donations that employees made to Tsunami Relief funds through the Sun Microsystems Foundation. I got the following mail in my inbox today (edited as the amount is my own business).
Date: March 11, 2005 Thank you for using the Sun Microsystems Foundation, Inc. Matching Gifts Program. This is to advise you that we have received your request to match your $personal donation to American National Red Cross (for Tsunami Disaster Relief) dated January 4, 2005. Matching gift payments are made on a quarterly basis. A matching gift payment of $personal will be sent to American National Red Cross - Fairfax, VA, by the end of April 2005.People have asked me why I work in Sun, theres several thousand examples of why on blogs.sun.com, as an engineer it was a place I want (and wanted in college) to work in, but its intangible things such as the reasons behind the mail above that just push it that little bit beyond other places I have worked in. (I can hear the naysayers going "oh, but everywhere does this now", well Sun's being doing it for quite a bit longer, and in many, many ways, and long before CSR became a buzzword in board rooms - with the consultants, consultancy fees and press releases that go with such buzzwords). I mentioned this over on my personal blog as well.