SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that its Silicon Valley practice will donate a total of $85,000 to four Silicon Valley-based non-profit organizations, funded through grants from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. Members of PwC's Silicon Valley practice are also showing their support for these organizations by volunteering their time for these organizations. PwC's Silicon Valley employees have donated over 5,300 hours of volunteer time to local charitable organizations this fiscal year.
The following local organizations will receive the donations below:
Silicon Valley Education Foundation– A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Silicon Valley public education by driving scholastic achievement in math and science through innovative academic programs.
RAFT: Resource Area For Teaching– A non-profit organization committed to transforming teaching by helping educators revolutionize a child's learning experience through hands-on education.
The First Tee of Silicon Valley– A non-profit organization aimed at teaching youth the core values of integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.
Girls Leadership Institute– A non-profit organization targeted at teaching girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it, empowering them to make change in their world.
"PwC's Silicon Valley office is proud to further our commitment to the Bay Area community by lending our support to organizations dedicated to promoting youth education and providing the resources necessary for developing future leaders," said Amity Millhiser, managing partner of PwC's Silicon Valley market. "Improving educational opportunities for the Bay Area youth is a top priority for us at the firm, and we are happy to assist these organizations in their mission of empowering local students to become integral and impactful members of the community."
In its first year, PwC's Earn Your Future campaign impacted 500,000 youth and 18,000 educators, and partners and staff contributed 150,000 volunteer service hours to youth education and development across the US. Additionally, PwC donated $12 million to support youth related causes. For more information on our year-one impact, view PwC's Earn Your Future Year 1 in Review.
Through Earn Your Future, PwC is working to help close the educational gap by collaborating with schools and community organizations to drive improvement around financial literacy. Through this five-year multimillion dollar commitment, which aims to impact 2.5 million students and educators, PwC is leveraging its more than 39,000 people and their core skill set to improve the financial competency and education of our nation's youth.
About The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) organization, makes contributions to the people of PwC in times of financial hardship, and to nonprofit organizations that support and promote education and humanitarianism.
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