Doing Well By Doing Good: Intelius Recognized as a Top 10 Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal

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Bellevue-based Intelius is named as a Top 10 Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal. In 2009, as part of its corporate citizenship initiatives, Intelius gave over $360,000 to more than a dozen local and national nonprofit organizations, with nearly $260,000 of that amount going to Washington State nonprofit organizations.

I'm proud to say that at Intelius, giving back and being a good neighbor is an essential part of our corporate culture

Intelius - a leading information commerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security - was recognized for its charitable contributions in the medium-sized business category by Puget Sound Business Journal's Corporate Citizenship Program. Medium-sized businesses are defined by companies with $20-500 million in annual revenue. Intelius was recognized at a special luncheon on May 13 at The Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

In 2009, as part of its corporate citizenship initiatives, Intelius gave over $360,000 to more than a dozen local and national nonprofit organizations, with nearly $260,000 of that amount going to Washington State nonprofit organizations. In addition to fiscal donations, Intelius employees volunteered hundreds of hours to organizations supporting education, basic needs, and family services, with specific focus on the support and development of youth. Amongst the list of organizations supported by Intelius are Hopelink, Overlake Service League, Treehouse, Rainier Scholars, Youthcare, The College Success Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, YWCA, Kindering Center, Eastiside Domestic Violence, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Intrepid Museum, Kairos Society, Pratham USA, among others.

"I'm proud to say that at Intelius, giving back and being a good neighbor is an essential part of our corporate culture," said Anu Jain, Intelius' Vice President of Community Relations. "Each year we push ourselves to do more and find new ways to help our community and those in need. In 2009, we increased our giving by more than 75% from 2008 continuing our track record of growing our annual contributions every year since our inception in 2003."

The Corporate Citizenship Program is a special publication and awards ceremony that highlights companies and their levels of philanthropy, and shines the spotlight on businesses that do well by doing good.

For more information about Intelius and its commitment to philanthropy, please visit http://www.intelius.com/giving.

About Intelius
A pioneer in the world of information commerce, Intelius (http://www.intelius.com) is a technological powerhouse whose services range from basic people search to comprehensive background checks for consumers and FCRA compliant employment background screens. The company also offers an award-winning identity theft protection service (IDProtect). Founded in January 2003, the company has served over 10 million customers and has just over 300 employees. Intelius has been ranked by Inc. magazine and Deloitte & Touche as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies. Intelius has been voted as one of the best places to work by CEO magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal, based on the interviews with its employees. Intelius was also ranked as a top employment screening provider in surveys conducted by industry publications, HRO Today and Workforce Management magazine.

About Puget Sound Business Journal's Corporate Citizenship Awards
Puget Sound Business Journal's Corporate Citizenship Program is a special publication and awards ceremony that highlights companies and their levels of philanthropy, and shines the spotlight on businesses that do well by doing good. The Business Journal has expanded its Corporate Citizenship Program to recognize more companies of all sizes in the greater Puget Sound area for their staunch support of philanthropic causes and organizations.

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