Salesforce.com Receives 2007 Corporate Sector Award


Dublin: Thursday, 9th August, 2007: Salesforce.com, the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced it won the first Corporate Sector Award given out at the recent South County Dublin Community Awards. Salesforce.com employees, who work with the Citywise Education Centre, were nominated for the award by Volunteer Centres Ireland (VCI)."We are honoured to win this Corporate Sector Award. Our staff appreciate the importance of contributing back to the community," said Kieran Carrick, regional vice president Corporate Services at salesforce.com.

Salesforce.com has been involved with the Citywise Education Centre for the last three years in a variety of ways. For example, salesforce.com volunteers bring youth from Citywise to the pre-Christmas ice skating event at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and help Citywise leaders run sports days, which include basketball, obstacles, dance, and arts and crafts. Salesforce.com employees also regularly volunteer on the Citywise Fast Track program, which is aimed at helping youth in underserved areas to prepare for their Junior and Leaving Cert examinations.

In addition, salesforce.com recently developed the new volunteer vacancy search page and a volunteer application page on the VCI's website. Terri O'Brien of the VCI said, "Our staff treasures the fact that the database is so easy to update. We only add or edit a volunteer opportunity once in the database and the web information is automatically updated."

As part of the awards, salesforce.com was recognized for its innovative corporate philanthropy model. Anne Byrne of South Dublin County Council said, "The salesforce.com 1% model is a great example to other corporate organisations."

In July 2000, soon after the company was launched, salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff created the Salesforce.com Foundation to ensure that community service was a central part of the corporate culture. The Foundation is based on a pioneering vision of corporate philanthropy in which salesforce.com's people, technology, and relationships all contribute to their communities. The Foundation operates under the 1/1/1 model where the company delivers to nonprofits 1% of its employees time, 1% of the company's equity, 1% of the company's product, and that it will be "one" with the earth by offsetting its carbon footprint.

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