While Lexington, Massachusetts–based Ipswitch (News
), a developer and marketer of software products and services for businesses worldwide, has expanded their business to include more than 100 million people using its software to monitor their networks, the company has also embarked on an ambitious plan to be socially responsible through philanthropy, and community service.
The company says community involvement is an integral part of Ipswitch's culture and values. “At the heart of our commitment is the recognition that the vitality of our company is linked to the health of our communities.”
Ipswitch commit five percent of profits to a variety of community investment programs in an effort nurture a sense of community among customers, employees, business partners and geographic stakeholders. In addition, the company says, the programs strengthen relationships with these stakeholders, both locally and globally.
One recent event was Ipswitch’s Third Annual Fight Against Child Poverty where the company raised over $75,000 for nonprofit organizations working to end child poverty.
In addition, the Ipswitch International Campaign is an international community-based initiative that includes collaboration with CARE in Ecuador to support the Youth for Life Programs.
Initiatives also included collaboration with Unipalm in the UK to support Save the Children UK, Infinigate Deutschland GmbH in Germany to support Plan International, and Ipvista in France to support L'enfant Bleu- Enfance Maltraite."
“We are committed to making an impact on child poverty,” the company says in its mission statement.
Additional Ipswitch community involvement programs are designed to support the interests of their employees, as well as leverage our software products to make the benefits of technology accessible to a broad audience.
To learn more about the company’s giving history and general information click here.
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Edited by Tim Gray