Geosoft community giving supports critical needs
Geosoft giving in 2010 supported critical community needs, both locally and globally in the communities where we operate and there is an urgent need. Geosoft's community-giving mission is to support organisations that target poverty, hunger, homelessness, child and youth health, education and environmental issues through donations as well as employee volunteer support. Grantees are nominated and selected on an annual basis by the Geosoft Donations committee comprised of employees from all offices.
The past few years have been challenging for all of us. The economy has affected millions, and has stretched the limits of charitable resources and community organizations worldwide.
“As we prepare to join our friends and families in celebrating the holiday season, knowing we’ve contributed to the well being of families and communities around the world is a great feeling!” said Tim Dobush, Geosoft CEO. “We thank our employees and customers for continuing to support Geosoft, and giving us the opportunity to make a difference for others.”
Organizations that received support from Geosoft this year have included:
Daily Food Bank: Donation of 1010 pounds of food over the holidays for their Holiday Drive Challenge in Toronto.
Invisible Children: Support of Invisible Children’s efforts to rebuild schools in Uganda and their Legacy Scholarship Program. Geosoft’s donation will provide one year tuition for 114 Secondary School students, or 60 University students.
KEGS: Donation supporting KEGS Foundation undergraduate student scholarships in geophysics in Canada.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation: Sponsorship of the SEG PCs for Students program that donates PCs and geoscience software to SEG student chapters in geoscience departments of colleges and universities in developing nations.
The Association of Applied Geochemists: Sponsorship of the AAG’s Explore publication on applied geochemistry, multi-disciplinary applications and analytical technology.
Toronto Green Community: Donation and participation in a greening project supporting Toronto’s Lost Rivers Project.
Red Cross: Donations supporting Red Cross international disaster relief efforts in Chile, Haiti and Pakistan.
University of Tennessee: Participation in the University’s Tennessee Intensive Near-surface Geophysics Study (TINGS) providing students from the University of Tennessee and other colleges and universities with exposure to near-surface geophysical techniques.
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Carmela Burns, Geosoft