Community involvement is important for Workshare as it both engages our employees in their areas of interest plus strengthens the communities where we work
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) September 16, 2010
Workshare, a leading provider of document collaboration software, announced that it has been selected as “Rookie of the Year” by the Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF). Workshare was recognized as a company which joined the EF in the last 18 months and has developed an impactful and sustainable charitable program for both the company and the community. The company will be honored at the 11th Annual ‘Powered by EF’ reception on September 16 for its community efforts, including raising money to purchase solar lanterns for a village in Malawi in Africa as well as a successful e-waste drive.
Since joining EF only 18 months ago, Workshare has raised over $4000 from employees plus $1000 of company matched funds through a global silent auction to benefit SolarAid, purchasing the lanterns for the African village. Additionally, employees showed their environmental commitment during an e-waste drive to benefit Goodwill, diverting four pallets of electronics from becoming landfill waste.
“Since Workshare joined EF, they have shown outstanding enthusiasm and passion for addressing community issues, both locally and globally. By demonstrating ambition and actions around community involvement that are unique for a company of their size, they have earned the recognition that comes with being EF’s 2010 Rookie of the Year,” said Diane Solinger, Executive Director of EF.
“Community involvement is important for Workshare as it both engages our employees in their areas of interest plus strengthens the communities where we work,” said Scott Smull, President and CEO, Workshare. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts, particularly by an organization as highly regarded as the Entrepreneurs Foundation.”
Other companies being honored at this year’s event include Informatica, Company of the Year; Aruba Networks, Impact Award; NetApp and Hewlett Packard, Leadership Award; and Intel Capital, Venture Capital firm of the year. The Honoree and Visionary Award winner for 2010 is Dan Warmenhoven, Chairman of the Board, NetApp.
About Entrepreneurs Foundation
Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging companies of all sizes in corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are generated for community benefit. Since inception, Entrepreneurs Foundation's 880+ participating companies have created corporate philanthropic foundations and corporate citizenship programs that are making a positive impact in the social sector. Please visit Entrepreneurs Foundation at http://www.efnational.org.
Workshare provides document collaboration software to enable business professionals to accurately create, collaborate and control high-value content more efficiently. More than one million professionals rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and safeguard their confidential information, ultimately securing their intellectual property, customer relationships and the organization's reputation. Workshare's comparison and collaboration solutions provide risk management and security to over 14,000 organizations worldwide and easily integrate with line-of-business applications. For more information please visit http://www.workshare.com.
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