Part-Time Apple Employees Now Eligible to Participate in Charitable Matching Program

One of Tim Cook's first acts when he became CEO of Apple was to institute a charitable matching program for employees. Under the program, Apple would match employees' personal contributions to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations up to $10,000 per year. However, the program initially only applied to US-based full-time employees.

Now, it seems Apple has expanded the program to include part-time US employees as well, and covering international workers soon, according to a tweet from the Apple Retail Workers Union twitter account.

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As of November 2011, some two months after the program went into effect, Apple had matched $1.3 million in employee contributions, with the $2.6 million dollars donated in total.

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imageWIS Avatar
138 months ago

I think Jobs was a bit of a Scrooge...seems Tim's new policies on employee discounts and company matching are a new chapter in Apple's missing "Giving Back" Chapter of the company's history.

Not a bit, a total scrooge.
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gnasher729 Avatar
138 months ago
1.3 million? Wow! That's almost one ten thousandth of one percent of their last quarter's profits!
If I worked at Apple, I'd donate to improve maths education.


Very true, ...
Well, no. One ten thousandth of one percent of last quarter's profit is about $13,000.
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HarryKeogh Avatar
138 months ago
1.3 million? Wow! That's almost one ten thousandth of one percent of their last quarter's profits!
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ericinboston Avatar
138 months ago
very nice total for 2+ months of a program.

But for a company with 60,000+ FULL TIME employees, that $2.6 million needs to continue to equate to about $15mill a year in donations....as well as donations from Apple itself. 1.3 million divided by 60,000 employees is $21 per employee for the 2 months...or about $120/year per employee if they continue to give.

Sure, nobody HAS to give anything, but it's the right thing to do as a large corporation in the USA...as well as being a super duper over-performing company.

I think Jobs was a bit of a Scrooge...seems Tim's new policies on employee discounts and company matching are a new chapter in Apple's missing "Giving Back" Chapter of the company's history.
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wilfried Avatar
138 months ago
Modest as this is, why did it have to wait for Steve to die to happen? While I admire him for the many things he did achieve, the (apparent) lack of concern for the wider world in which he lived was not among his admirable traits.
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charlituna Avatar
138 months ago
1.3 million? Wow! That's almost one ten thousandth of one percent of their last quarter's profits!

Well if only enough folks apply for a match for that much . . .

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Modest as this is, why did it have to wait for Steve to die to happen? While I admire him for the many things he did achieve, the (apparent) lack of concern for the wider world in which he lived was not among his admirable traits.

Steve Jobs was a student of Buddhism, which believes that announcing your charity is more about your ego than actual charity. He may have given billions and we would never know because his name isn't on it.
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