September 27, 2013
AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS LAS VEGAS RECEIVES DONATION FROM MICROSOFT
Microsofts enduring commitment to serve the needs of people in communities worldwide was evident in Las Vegas during a recent conference for its Enterprise Services teams at the Red Rock Hotel & Casino. As a way to give back to the area, the teams selected After-School-All-Stars (ASAS) as the beneficiary of the conference, giving its employees the opportunity to donate throughout the three-day event. Microsoft employees donated $7,756 to ASAS during the conference, an amount that was matched by the company for a grand total in excess of $15,000.
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas is a local nonprofit that provides free after school enrichment and academic programs for more than 6,000 students at 13 at-risk schools throughout the valley. Through these programs, academic achievement during the school day improves, juvenile delinquency during after school hours decreases and students are encouraged to stay in school.
Ranna Daud, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas executive director said, We are honored to have been chosen by Microsoft as the local beneficiary for the Las Vegas conference. It is very clear that giving is engrained in the Microsoft culture and embraced by its employees. We are so grateful to have been part of the conference and the recipient of such kind generosity.
Since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided more than $6.5 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world.
Back Row (Microsoft): Mark Westmoreland (Director- Cloud Services), Renee Dothard (Managing Architect- Dynamics), Carmel Slattery Gilmore (General Manager- WR Services Sales), Jon Crossley (General Manager WR Consulting Services), Erica Marley (General Manager- WR Premier Services), Sydne Mullings (US Delivery Excellence Director)
Middle front (After-School All-Stars): Ranna Daud (Executive Director), Lynette Reyes (National Youth Advisory Board Leader)
About After-School All-Stars Las Vegas
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment. Local programs include tutoring, homework help, language and literacy skills, arts and crafts, dance, music, computers, chess, creative writing, soccer, swimming, cooking and media just to name a few. Since its inception, After-School All-Stars has positively affected the lives of more than 100,000 Southern Nevada youth. Today, there are more than 6,000 youth from 13 different schools participating in the program. For more information, visit www.asaslv.org or call (702)-770-7601.