KMS Technology Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy

KMS Technology announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Spearheaded by Atlassian, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally and Salesforce.org, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.

“Since the beginning, KMS has always organized a variety of charity activities that impact our communities in Vietnam, Georgia, and California. This year, we asked how we could do more. We found our answer in the Pledge 1% program,” said Vu Lam, CEO of KMS Technology.

To bring company wide recognition and commitment to the Pledge 1% program, KMS is excited to announce “KMS Gives,” a cross-functional committee that will identify monthly and quarterly activities for the program based on community need.

“KMS Gives joins an impressive network of entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement,” said Mai Nguyen, CPO of KMS Technology. “We believe that the more we give to others, the more value it adds to our own lives.”

Comments on the News

  • “Salesforce.org is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy,” said Suzanne DiBianca, president, Salesforce.org. “Today, we’re excited that KMS is joining us in giving their resources back to the community. This is another great example of the power that business has to create change in our communities.”
  • “We are thrilled that KMS has joined the Pledge 1% movement and is committed to sharing its success with the community,” said Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian. “Employees, shareholders, customers, and the community all benefit when a company builds giving back into its DNA. It’s one of the best decisions we ever made.”

About Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally for Impact, Salesforce.org and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.

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