Corporate Responsibility

Charitable Giving

PGi is committed to delivering innovative collaboration technologies to our customers. We are also committed to being a responsible corporate citizen in the worldwide community we serve. Through charitable sponsorships and social outreach efforts, we strive to make a difference and lend financial and volunteer support to diverse charitable projects around the globe. 

Read about the various organizations and projects we support:

Non-Profit Organizations

American Cancer Society

PGi regularly joins forces with other businesses to help improve the welfare of our communities, including the American Cancer Society. Over the last decade, PGi has been a major supporter of ACS, having sponsored events including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life  ̶  for which PGi has served as a Presenting Sponsor for the past 8 years. PGi has raised and donated over $200,000 to ACS through corporate sponsorship, fundraising efforts and internal employee contributions to support cancer awareness, cure and prevention. “The monies PGi has donated clearly illustrates the collaboration of our relationship and the enthusiasm of both PGi leadership and employees to help us create a world with more birthdays,” says Cathy Longino, Area Executive Director the ACS’ South Atlantic Division. 

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

“PGi has supported JA of Georgia holistically since the founding of our partnership,” says Kristin Serrano, VP of Development for Junior Achievement– the world’s largest organization dedicated to child education. “Through their annual donation of $10,000, the use of their products and the lending of their time, PGi leadership continuously explores new ways to support our initiatives and efforts, allowing the organization to achieve greater impact.” As a member of JA’s Atlanta Business Hall of Fame, PGi lends support through in-class volunteerism and in-kind use of our conferencing and collaboration products,iMeet®andGlobalMeet. PGi President, Ted Schrafft is a JA Board Member and EVP of Strategy and Communications, Sean O’Brien, leads PGi’s sponsorship of JA’s Digital Learning Initiative ̶ a new pilot program that began in 2010.

IT Senior Management

Information Technology Senior Management Forum

PGi is honored to be a repeat sponsor and contributor to the Information Technology Senior Management Forum. ITSMF is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering upper-level executive talent among African-American IT professionals. This worthy organization offers executive career development, mentoring, and networking opportunities for advancement in the IT field. ITSMF also arms members and cohorts with a wealth of knowledge that can be used to advance their company’s mission. We are thrilled to be part of such an incredible organization and excited about the opportunity to foster advancement within the African-American IT community.


Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council (AIMSC)

PGi is a member of the AIMSC, a non-profit membership body for Australian companies and government departments who are seeking to buy goods and services from Indigenous businesses. It provides a direct business-to-business purchasing link between corporate Australia, government agencies and Indigenous-owned businesses.


 


Because it certifies Indigenous business suppliers as majority Indigenous owned, managed and controlled, Australian companies and government agencies that are members of AIMSC are able to access a qualified database of Indigenous suppliers for procurement opportunities.


This facilitates the integration of Indigenous businesses into the supply chain of private sector corporations and government agencies in keeping with the requirements of the new IOP (Indigenous Opportunity Policy).


AIMSC Indigenous business certification provides Indigenous businesses with an opportunity to build real business relations with members and AIMSC provides Australian companies and government agencies with the choice to purchase goods and services from Indigenous suppliers. 

 

Bert's Big Adventure
PGi is a proud sponsor of Bert’s Big Adventure,a non-profit organization helping to change the lives of children with chronic or terminal illness. Each year, Bert’s Big Adventure provides a spectacular five-day journey to Walt Disney World where the children and their families can connect with others facing similar issues, experience events that otherwise could not be afforded and enjoy the gift of intimate family time where the focus turns from living with an illness to making magical moments. PGi is delighted to be partnering with Bert’s Big Adventure and is looking forward to making an impact this year and in the years to come. 

Operation G.I. Jane
PGi is thrilled to support Operation G.I. Jane.Operation G.I. Jane is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting deployed, single mothers in the U.S. military by providing communication to family via webcam technology, airfare for home visits, necessity kits for mother and child, healing therapy and career transitioning. PGi is honored and proud to support our troops.

 

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Movember
The men of PGi are sprouting moustaches this year to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. For the entire month of November, they will groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. PGi is a delighted sponsor of Movember and we will wear our moustaches with pride!


Community Outreach

2011 26th Sultan Marathon Des Sables

Marathon Des Sables

In April 2011, two of our most intrepid sales people – David Gosling, Senior Vice President Sales EMEA India and Canada, and Alex Nye, Senior Business Development Manager – ran the toughest footrace on earth the 26th Marathon des Sables in Morocco to raise funds for WalkOnceMore.Running 243 km, 151 miles across sand dunes through searing heat (104°F+/40°C+)and sandstorms, and carrying their supplies for the week, they have so far raised over $30,000/£18,000 for WalkOnceMore, a charity dedicated to finding a cure for spinal injury.  David and Alex have truly made a difference, and their achievement is an inspiration to everyone at PGi.

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon

Many members of PGi’s EMEA team put on their running shoes for the inaugural Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon in West Cork, Ireland, on the 10th of December, 2010. PGi sponsored the event, which raised funds to support athletics in the local community including Gaelic football, hurling, rugby, soccer, golf and more.

 

PGi Sponsors UK

PGi Sponsors UK Youth Soccer Team

PGi’s UK team is proud to support AC Fulham, a London-based youth soccer club. While they are young, these soccer players are great ambassadors for PGi, with 6 teams travelling the length and breadth of London every Sunday, 22 weeks of the year. Both the U10s and U14s are doing particularly well this season. Reward for the cold early mornings came in April 2011 in the form of a thrilling 4-1 victory for Fulham AC U10s over their main rival and league leaders, Target Sport. This win puts them in 2nd place in Division 1, and with only 2 games remaining this season they have a chance to top the league.


In-Kind Donations

We regularly donate free video conferencing and web conferencing plans to non-profit organizations. Would your organization like to use iMeet® or GlobalMeet? Please email us the answers to the questions below to request a free subscription.


What is the primary focus of your non-profit organization?
Do you currently use any audio, web or video conferencing software?
What are you hoping to gain from our virtual conferencing software?
Would you be willing to contribute a blog post or case study chronicling your experience using our products?


For more information on PGi’s corporate responsibility activities or to request sponsorship support, please contact us at PublicRelations@pgi.com.