Thank you Adi Carolan & Intel

In a year when everything appears different, there was one constant. Adi Carolan together with the wonderful support of Intel has again made an fantastic contribution to the financial support of St. Joseph’s GFC.

Through Adi’s commitment on coaching our young players and Intels Matching Grant Program, a cheque for $3,790 was received by St. Joseph’s GFC.

In the world of Covid19 normal presentation ceremonies were not possible and below we have Adi and his daughter Hailey doing the honours with the cheque. Thanks Adi & thanks Intel for your wonderful support.

The Story of Intels Matching Grant Program

On Friday, May 8th, Intel celebrated community spirit at its best, by reflecting on its 2019 Matching Grant program which sees 278 community organisations and schools from across Ireland receiving grants which total €1,026,895.

The Intel Involved Matching Grant Program encourages Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism by supporting employees’ giving their time and talent to qualified non–profits organisations and schools.

In 2019 Intel employees volunteered just over 112,000 hours that were eligible to be matched through this initiative resulting in a payout of €1,026,895 ($1,129,360) for 278 recipient organisations who are spread across 23 different counties.

The Matching Grant initiative first began in 2008 and this year is the first time ever that the program will see more than €1 million donated to organisations in Ireland.

The 278 organisations which were part of the Matching Grant initiative included charities such as Age Action Ireland, Inner City Helping Homeless and the Society of the Vincent De Paul, a variety of sporting clubs ranging from GAA to cycling, and various other organisations such as animal sanctuaries, scouting groups and schools.

The unique nature of this program is that it empowers employees to make a difference not only through their hours but also to reward their organisations with matched funding from the Intel Foundation.

Since Intel first implemented the current grant scheme twelve years ago, more than €6.5 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, social initiatives and community schemes across Ireland. The total number of hours volunteered by employees during this time is the equivalent of having 36 people working full time in the community for the full twelve years.

Eamonn Sinnott, Intel Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manager of Intel in Ireland spoke proudly of the thousands of hours of volunteering completed by Intel employees in 2019 which resulted in the grants “While the grant, and the impact it can have, is important, what I’m most proud of is what that monetary achievement represents – over 100,000 hours of time given by our employees in the last year. The grant is the added bonus for the thing that makes the most impact – our precious personal time. Our communities, and our society as a whole, is a better place because of volunteers. I am proud to live in a country that values volunteerism and to work for a company that chooses to celebrate it, and to reward the giving of time by our employees”.

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