By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs

2013 was a year of record-breaking fundraising and volunteer work by Microsoft employees to support more than 19,000 nonprofit organizations seeking a cure for cancer, feeding and educating children around the world, providing job training, responding to devastating humanitarian and natural disasters, and much more. In all, Microsoft employees raised $113 million through a combination of individual donations, group fundraising activities during our annual Employee Giving Campaign in October, and logging nearly 460,000 volunteer hours.

As General Counsel and Executive Vice President Brad Smith shares on the Official Microsoft Blog, “The past year has been a busy one at Microsoft – and not just because of new products, a new acquisition, and a new CEO. It has also been a busy time for our employees and their support of the nonprofit community...Amidst Microsoft’s transformation, the value of community involvement continues to define us as employees.”

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