Corporate Spotlight

Corporate Spotlight: Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Spotlight

Western Digital Corporation employees serve our community in numerous ways including: collecting food for Sacred Heart’s Food Pantry; providing school supplies for Family Giving Tree’s backpack drive; gathering holiday gifts for the company’s internal ‘Season of Giving’ drive, and by furnishing warm clothing and coats to homeless shelters.  Recently, HGST, a WDC company, donated use of one of its warehouses to hold thousands of donated gifts for United Way’s Holiday Giving program.  WDC employee teams also volunteered as judges for a Science Fair competition, readers in a ‘Raising a Reader’ book project, and as mentors for science students.  Western Digital Corporation’s ultimate goal is to help provide a solid foundation of education for individuals in the community.

The company’s spirit of giving continues through its U.S. Employee Giving and Matching Gifts Programs.  In 2014, WDC employees raised $1.35M locally, with $219K going directly to United Way Silicon Valley’s Community Action Fund.  Nationally, Western Digital Corporation employees raised $3.28M.  More than 70% of WDC’s employee and company contributions go to benefit schools, educational institutions, health and human services organizations and other United Ways.  Western Digital Corporation and its employees exemplify philanthropic leadership – showing how a group of committed individuals can positively change the community.

WD 2014 Campaign Results

  • $3.28M raised nationally
  • $1.35M raised locally, with $219K going directly to United Way Silicon Valley’s Community Action Fund
  • 150 health and human services nonprofits served
  • 1780 campaign donors
  • 60 volunteer projects undertaken

Past Employee Campaign Manager, Company, and Foundation Spotlights:
Western Digital Corporation 2013
Calvin K. Kazanjian, Economics Foundation Inc.
Jessica Rink, Bank of America
Susan C. Hass, Intel
Jennifer Hernandez, IBM
Dr. Charles Blevins, Phd, LifeScan Inc

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