Box Announces International Rescue Committee and Think of Us as BoxWorks 2018 Social Impact Partners
Aug. 30, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 30, 2018--Today at BoxWorks 2018, Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX),a leader in cloud content management, announced the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Think of Us as its BoxWorks 2018 Social Impact Partners. The company also announced nine additional Box.org Fund grant recipients.
“We are incredibly excited to honor the IRC and Think of Us at BoxWorks this year and support their missions,” said Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director of Box.org. “For Box, teaming up with and empowering social impact organizations world-wide is a reflection of who we are as company. And giving back through the Box.org Fund has enabled us to expand our philanthropic aspirations.”
The BoxWorks 2018 Social Impact Partners
The IRC and Think of Us were honored today during the morning keynote at BoxWorks as this year’s Social Impact Partners. Both organizations shared their missions, where they are making an impact helping refugees around the world and empowering foster youth, while also demonstrating how they are leveraging technology to achieve their goals. They also received grants from the Box.org Fund, a donor-advised fund housed at Tides. The fund was formed in March 2018 to support Box.org’s nonprofit capacity building and social impact investing aspirations. The IRC and Think of Us represent the Box.org Fund’s focus on giving back in three major program areas: youth well-being, inclusion in tech and humanitarian aid.
“An unprecedented number of people – 68.5 million— have been displaced by conflict and persecution and they need our support more than ever before,” said Madeleine Fackler, chief information officer at the International Rescue Committee. “The partnership and support we receive from Box is critical in allowing the IRC to provide essential services and programming that helps these individuals and their families reclaim and rebuild their lives. We are grateful to Box and the commitment it has shown to help solve what is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.”
"Every year 28,000 young people are forced out of the foster care system at 18 or 21 without being adopted or returning to their family of origin. Navigating school, a first job and housing become very difficult. It is an honor to partner with Box to ensure young people aging out of foster care without family support have the tools required to thrive both personally and professionally,” said Sixto Cancel, Founder of Think of Us. “The time, talent and treasure Box has brought to Think of Us helps supercharge how foster youth manage the employment process and find meaningful work.”
Box.org Fund Grant Recipients
Additionally, Box announced Girl Scouts of the USA, Team Rubicon Global, Innovations for Learning, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, Full Circle Fund, Shanti Volunteer Association, Team4Tech, and Pledge 1% as Box.org Fund recipients. The Box.org Fund has made over $115,000 in donations to date.
Giving Back Through Box.org
Box.org provides over 7,000 nonprofit organizations with the capacity-building resources they need to innovate and fulfill their mission. In addition to offering donated or discounted access to Box’s cloud content management software, Box.org builds nonprofit capacity through employee-led volunteering and giving programs, coalition building and good business practices. Over 850 Box employees are volunteering with or donating to nonprofits like Year Up, Nethope, Think of Us, and International Rescue Committee.
To learn more visit www.box.org.
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 87,000 businesses globally and 69 percent of the Fortune 500, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit http://www.box.com/.
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