Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
It’s kind of like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. I don’t believe in either one because you hear about them a lot but you never really see them.
You also hear about companies who give money away. But who are they? And do they really? And have you ever really seen one?
In Silicon Valley there is a culture of giving away, giving back. NOT throwing away. But reinvesting. After all people can only spend so much money. And some companies just give … not even expecting a return … like to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health – $18 million from local companies!
From 2011 to 2012, these 25 countries increased their giving by 8.7%.
From 2012 to 2013, giving was up 29.8%.
Here are the top 25 –
- The Sobrato Organization
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Intel Corp.
- Applied Materials Inc.
- Oracle Corp.
- SanDisk Corp.
- SAP Labs U.S.
- Kaiser Permanente Northern California
- Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
- San Francisco 49ers
- Bank of America
- Juniper Networks Inc.
- Symantec Corp.
- Agilent Technologies
- PG&E Corp.
- NetApp Inc.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Adobe Systems Inc.
- eBay Inc.
- Xilinx Inc.
- JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
- Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Analog
- IBM Corp.
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Need money for a worthy cause? These might be a good place to start.
Noticeable by their absence – Google, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter …
What would you like to ask money for?