Giving Back – A Year Round Tradition at Courion
For many, ‘tis the season for giving thanks and giving back – something we do at Courion year round.
Courion is committed to giving back to the community through supporting education, social services, local charities and foundations. Through our CourionCares™ program, a companywide philanthropic initiative for local organizations in need, Courion employees raise money throughout the year through a variety of activities including bake sales, chili cook-offs and laptop auctions, as well as through SnackCourier, which donates proceeds from refreshments purchased by Courion employees to charities year round.
An integral part of CourionCares is the annual employee auction, which this year raised a record of over $30,000 for local charities. Every November, employees have the chance to bid on a wide range of goods and services donated by local businesses, partners and Courion employees – from a New England weekend getaway to golfing with the CFO, autographed sports memorabilia to a barbeque for 24 -- with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, and to foster Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education efforts at the Curley K-8 School in Boston.
“Once again the Courion team has stepped up and impressed me with its generosity and commitment to helping others,” said Chris Zannetos, Courion President and CEO. “I am proud of the time and energy Courion staff puts in to making the CourionCares program a success, whether it’s the annual auction or the many other activities they drive throughout the year.”
Additional CourionCares activities include supporting science contests, career education programs, and service learning trips for inner city schools; and food pantry, back to school supplies and holiday gift drives. And Courion staff has personally contributed over $190,000 since the inception of the program.
Another component of the initiative is the CourionCares Program for Non-Profits, which awards complimentary software licenses to a qualified non-profit organization every year for Identity and Access Management (IAM) software to manage user access, demonstrate access policy compliance and improve IT security.
To learn more about Courion’s philanthropic initiatives, click here.