Percent Pledge Announces Partnership with 1871 Alum SpotHero

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Parking Marketplace SpotHero Partners with Giving Platform Percent Pledge to Engage Its Employees in Simple, Trusted, and Transparent Giving

SpotHero values giving back to causes that create a positive social impact, and Percent Pledge offers an exciting new way to empower our team to live that core value.

With all that people have going on, giving back habitually can be a struggle. Percent Pledge Founder Joel Pollick and President Eric Zoberman felt that struggle. So they created Percent Pledge, a platform that enables people to make giving a habit, in a way that’s simple and transparent. Today Percent Pledge, an up-and-coming 1871 company, is launching a new partnership with SpotHero, an alum of Chicago’s technology and entrepreneurship center 1871, so SpotHero employees can enhance the culture of giving on their terms.

Percent Pledge is a unique take on the recurring giving model, enabling employees to donate a small percent of their monthly take-home or budget--a percent pledge--to vetted Cause Portfolios of top-rated charities. Thus far, the average pledge for participating partners has been $27, with 40% of users splitting their pledge across multiple Cause Portfolios.

"Since joining, 1871 has provided us this unique tailwind of positive energy, so we couldn’t be more excited to partner with such a well-regarded 1871 alum,” said Pollick, Founder of Percent Pledge. “SpotHero understands the importance of building social impact into the company in a way that empowers their employees to decide which causes to support, a core tenet of our platform."

After launching in 2011, SpotHero has become the #1 parking app by offering its users more than one million parking spots in 50+ cities across North America.

“SpotHero values giving back to causes that create a positive social impact, and Percent Pledge offers an exciting new way to empower our team to live that core value,” Nikki Facchini, Senior Director of People at SpotHero. “With this platform, our team is able to seamlessly support their favorite causes and further our impact on the community.”

About SpotHero:
SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation service, empowers drivers to find and book parking at thousands of garages, lots, and valets across the US and Canada. Launched in 2011, SpotHero is headquartered in Chicago and has secured $57.5 million in funding. To learn more, visit

About Percent Pledge:
Percent Pledge, a Chicago-based startup, helps people donate a small percent of each month’s pay to vetted charitable cause(s). Users pick the cause(s) to which they want to donate, then Percent Pledge automates the monthly donation and sends personalized Pledge Reports to keep users updated on the impact of their donations. In addition, Percent Pledge minimizes tax season angst by emailing annual reports with tax receipts and accounting tips. For more information, visit

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