This in from Mercury news. Kudos to Microsoft for this level of generosity, and Google and Yahoo should do *at least* this much! C’mon Google, you of all companies owe it to the world to help your peeps give back from those fat paychecks and options!
Mercury News Item:
Company giving Microsoft boasts that it provides up to $12,000 in matching funds for employee donations to charity – far surpassing Google, Adobe, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo and eBay. It was the largest corporate giver to United Way Silicon Valley’s last campaign, with $1.2 million in employee and company matching gifts. About 60 percent of its employees donate, far surpassing the usual 20 percent of most valley companies, according to Mark Walker, president of United Way Silicon Valley.