Dell Substantially Surpasses Community Service Goal, Volunteers More Than
700,000 Hours in FY13
*Dell team members exceed goal of 500,000 hours, increase volunteer hours
by almost 70 percent over year prior
*More than half of Dell team members globally participate in community
*Dell sets goal of 750,000 hours this year, with a focus on skills-based
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- March 7, 2013
Dell announced today that its global team members volunteered more than
700,000 hours in their communities during its recently ended fiscal year 2013
— significantly beating its 500,000 hours goal.
The total represented an almost 70 percent increase in volunteer hours from
the year prior, when team members volunteered 418,000 hours. More than half of
Dell’s global workforce, 56 percent, participated in community service
activities with more than 15,000 charities in 60 countries.
*More than 1,000 Dell team members serving as mentors and judges in the
Dell Social Innovation Challenge, helping student entrepreneurs turn their
ideas for social good into viable businesses.
*Providing support for children undergoing treatment for cancer, such as
painting a mural to cheer young patients at a children’s hospital in
Malaysia and helping children in France use laptops to stay connected to
their loved ones.
*Helping set up technology, teach and mentor students in classrooms and
community centers in Brazil, Morocco, India and 12 other countries.
*Providing training and technology support to the American Red Cross as it
launched a first-of-its-kind Digital Operations Center devoted to
For its fiscal year 2014, Dell has set a goal of working 750,000 hours or more
with charitable causes. The company again seeks to engage at least half its
global team members in volunteer activities. In particular, Dell will focus on
skills-based volunteering, encouraging its team members to use their
particular talents to have even more impact in the community.
Dell uses an internal, online portal — its Powering the Possible community —
to help team members find charities to support, organize and track volunteer
time and financial giving activities, connect with one another, post photos
and share stories, and more. The company launched a skills-tracking function
this year, which team members can use to list their expertise and connect with
charities in need of those specific services. Powered by YourCause, the
community currently comprises more than 59,000 Dell team members around the
To promote volunteerism among its team members, Dell rewards activity with
philanthropic dollars. Team members who volunteer 10 or more hours in a
quarter receive $150 to donate to the charity of their choice through the
Powering the Possible community. This year, Dell will pilot an initiative
adding $75 for five or more hours volunteered with nonprofits in its strategic
giving program; by volunteering with charities to which Dell gives corporate
donations, team members significantly amplify the impact of financial
To learn more about Dell’s giving and volunteer activities, visit
“Our greatest, fastest-growing giving resource is our worldwide team member
base. When Dell team members volunteer their time, talents and financial
resources to support charitable causes, they make a huge contribution toward
powering new possibilities in our communities. We are so proud to support
their efforts and recognize their passion for community service.”
Trisa Thompson, vice president of corporate responsibility, Dell
“Dell’s results are truly impressive and far exceed what we typically see
throughout the industry. By no means does this come as a surprise to our team,
as Dell’s programs and ongoing support of their employees continues to be the
industry model for how to achieve results from employee engagement.“
Matthew Combs, founder, YourCause
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the
Possible is Dell’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it
can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell works with nonprofits to
address pressing social issues by donating a combination of Dell technologies
and solutions, funding, expertise and volunteer support. Learn more at
www.dell.com/communities or follow @dell4good.
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Jenny Robertson, 512-728-3575
WPP Team Dell
Jennifer Faulk, 512-691-0446
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