Today we have four primary areas of focus: Integral Fellows, Volunteer Opportunities, Visibility for alumni engaged nonprofits, and Reunion with a Purpose. We will look to enhance our offerings as we grow our resources. If you want to get involved or have an idea, let us know.
As a 501(c) 3 public charity, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation relies on donations from individuals and corporations to support the work that we do.
The Integral Fellows Award was initiated in 2009 in order to recognize
and support Microsoft alumni who are making meaningful differences in
the daily lives of others by using their talents, time and resources to
contribute to the world. Te learn more about the program go to our Integral Fellows page, or find out more about any of our 15 Fellows and their work below.
Call for entries April 2016
Trish Millines Dziko
For volunteer opportunities, please search our Nonprofit Directory. If you would like to include a volunteer listing of your own, let us know!
Here are four featured nonprofits with which we partner. Click on the link above to see the entire directory of our nonprofit partners.
Patrick Awuah is the founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana. His experiences at Microsoft enabled him to return to Ghana to found the liberal arts university. The foundation's latest progress is its 2016 priority to launch the Ghana Climate Innovation Center. Learn about the Foundation's annual trip to Ghana in September here.
With the mission of connecting the public to public school classrooms, DonorsChoose.org is making an impact in over 70% of public schools in the U.S. On their website, teachers request support for classroom projects and donors choose the specific classroom they want to support. Oliver Hurst-Hiller was our 2011 Integral Fellow and now serves as the CTO of DonorsChoose.org. Browse the website to find local classrooms to support.
Alumna Laurie Carey is the CEO and Founder of We Connect the Dots. Her vision of bringing an awareness of STEAM careers to students becomes a reality through We Connect the Dots’ coaching programs and partnerships with tech industry leaders. This July, the organization hosts its CreatingSTEAM Experiential Learning Program at the NYC Microsoft store. Find out more here.
The Spark Museum is a great summer trip for those of you curious about the history and science of electricity. Alumnus John Jenkins, the museum's co-founder and President, has been tinkering with and collecting old electrical inventions for several decades and welcomes you to reach out. Check out the Summer Robotics workshop, or stop by the museum Wednesday-Sunday if you find yourself in Bellingham.
The NetHope Global Summit 2016 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. from November 7-11, 2016. Registration for the Summit and the conference hotel will open in early May, and Summit agenda planning will begin soon.
See you in Atlanta!
Save the Date! Mark your calendars for the SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Finals: October 25th at McCaw Hall. Join 1,000 or more members of the social impact sector and the Puget Sound community for our exciting final event! Want to get a taste of the big event? Check out the pitches from our 2015 finals.
Click here for more details about SVP Fast Pitch.