Digital Jersey is the independent organization that represents and promotes Jersey’s digital industries. Its principal aim is to facilitate the growth of the digital sector, increasing its economic value to Jersey and in so doing, creating more employment opportunities. Digital Jersey combines the technical knowledge and industry expertise of its staff and members to help existing Jersey-based companies and start-ups to flourish. Digital Jersey promotes the industry on the global stage and, closer to home, it champions the learning of digital skills and the growth of a culture of innovation.
S&A professionals are active supporters of their local and global communities.
Unlike traditional foundations that make cash grants, The Taproot Foundation makes grants of professional consulting services, called Service Grants, through its Service Grant Program. Every Service Grant is delivered pro bono by a team of 5-6 business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in their community. These projects provide important fundraising tools to high potential nonprofits.
The Siemer Family Foundation provides funding for those institutions and organizations whose purpose is to affect continuing and long-term benefits for societal, educational and cultural needs of the community. The Foundation supports organizations that provide solutions to social problems, promote self-sufficiency through educating and/or training youth and enhance the quality of life through civic initiatives and cultural awareness programs.
Since 1985, the Los Angeles Venture Association has been creating forums for entrepreneurs and executives of middle-market companies to actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services. LAVA’s monthly breakfast meetings and Presidents and Distinguished Speakers Lectures feature exceptional presentations by prominent members of the Southern California investment, entrepreneurial, business and academic communities.
Kiva is the world’s first online micro-lending website. It was created to help the world’s working poor alleviate poverty by providing small business loans to entrepreneurs in need. Since 2005, more than 430,000 people worldwide have used Kiva.org to fund over $120 million in loans to micro-entrepreneurs. Kiva loan recipients create a positive ripple effect in their communities by creating new jobs and strengthening local industries, from agriculture to green energy. When borrowers pay back their loans, Kiva lenders can inject those funds into new communities.
Young Presidents Organization (“YPO”) is a network of emerging leaders. YPO enables its members to exchange ideas, pursue learning and share strategies to achieve personal growth and professional success at the local, regional and international levels.
Samasource is a nonprofit organization that connects women, youth and refugees living in poverty to dignified, computer-based work. The organization’s San Francisco-based sales and delivery teams work with clients to move large data projects to a proprietary online work distribution system, the SamaHub. Dedicated, full-time workers around the world access the SamaHub from delivery centers monitored by Samasource staff. Samasource account managers and QA professionals ensure quality, accuracy and turnaround times to an array of clients that include LinkedIn, Intuit and the U.S. State Department.
The Ivy Plus Society (TIPS) produces social networking events for young alumni of a select group of colleges in major cities across the United States with the aim of creating a community of talented, dynamic individuals.
Cedars-Sinai is a non-profit hospital and research institution delivering world class care to patients from around the world. With more than 900 research projects, Cedars-Sinai ranks among the nation’s top non-university hospitals. It offers residency and fellowship programs, a PhD program, a nursing institute and CME events.
Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Young people learn how to generate and effectively manage wealth, how to create jobs in their communities and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. The organization’s 382,637 classroom volunteers transform key lesson concepts into messages that inspire and empower students to make a difference in the world.
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce serves as the largest and most influential business association in Los Angeles County. It promotes collaboration among its member companies and seeks economic prosperity and quality of life within the greater L.A. community.
The USC Marshall School of Business is a private research and academic institution committed to educating tomorrow’s global leaders. USC Marshall Partners, the premier academic support group for the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Leventhal School of Accounting, makes a meaningful difference by providing philanthropic support to advance academic excellence. For more than 20 years, members of the Marshall Partners have helped fund a wide variety of programs, including faculty research, scholarships and technology advancement.