When it’s all by itself, the number one doesn’t seem to be that much — one chance, one ticket, one person. But we know that when you add lots of ones together you can move mountains. At Keste, we believe that philanthropy isn’t a one-time action and we continue to demonstrate this commitment, most recently in three very different ways.
A Day in the Park
The Keste partnership with Salesforce extends past business, customer service, and technology. Rather, as demonstrated last week, Keste is a regular supporter of Salesforce philanthropic activities as both a sponsor and participant.
On Thursday, November 8th Keste employees participated in Salesforce Give Back Day, working alongside Salesforce employees and Friends of Oak Cliff Parks members to help clean up the Kiest Park Conservation Trail just southwest of downtown Dallas. Despite the rain, volunteers cleaned up garden beds, replanted new ones, and got together for a bit of networking afterwards at a sponsored Happy Hour.
This activity was part of the Salesforce integrated philanthropic approach known as the 1-1-1 model, dedicating 1% of Salesforce’s equity, 1% of Salesforce’s product, and 1% of salesforce employees’ time back to communities around the word.
Supporting STEM Education
Keste was a Gigabyte-level sponsor for Digital Conduit’s Technology Ball on November 10th. Since 2011 the Ball has helped DFW-area companies to grow their business relationships and cultivate new ones. Even better, all proceeds from the Ball support their STEM nonprofit partner, University of Texas at Dallas.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are a growing requirement in the workplace but those skills are lacking in the workforce. We were honored to attend the Ball and watch as scholarships were presented to deserving UTD STEM students. Our participation in the Technology Ball demonstrates our commitment to a cause that is especially meaningful to us —technology education.
Fire Victim Donations
The California wildfires are now the deadliest in the state’s history. Although Keste is physically located in Texas, we have close ties to California and our thoughts are with those affected by the fires. To honor those ties, this Thanksgiving employees are taking up a collection for the Camp Fire victims to help with cleanup and recovery.
In honor of National Philanthropy Day, we at Keste celebrate the charitable work that everyone does to make a difference and create an impact in our communities.