"Pay IT Forward" is an employer/employee matching contribution program that offers High Point Networks' employees the opportunity to make contributions to charitable organizations of their choice.
This year, which was the second of the program, the company's employees made contributions to more than 20 different charities, foundations and non-profit organizations totaling $21,250. Employees were encouraged to support a charitable cause that was personally meaningful to them, which included schools and churches, as well as local, regional and national organizations. The total contributions increased by 35% from the previous year.
High Point Networks believes that vibrant, healthy communities have strong charitable and educational organizations. These are supported by the volunteer time and financial contributions of community citizens and local businesses. The company understands the importance of a high quality of life to a healthy business environment. High Point Networks is a leader in business and in the communities they serve, empowering their employees to stand up for a cause which often inspires others to get involved.
"Our goal with this program is to help instill confidence and optimism, and to make a difference in the lives of other people," owner and President Tom McDougall said. "Contributing to organizations and community groups that employees care about enables High Point Networks to promote a more positive work environment and build shared pride in the company's role in the community."
Owners look forward to watching the growth of this program in future years.
"We had a profitable and successful year in 2012 at High Point Networks and welcome the opportunity to 'Pay IT Forward'," McDougall said.