Raises Money for the American Cancer Society, The Parkinson’s Institute and Bay Area Charities
Santa Clara, Calif. — May 15, 2014 — McAfee, part of Intel Security, today announced that it has raised more than $250,000 to support the American Cancer Society, Parkinson’s Institute, and eight additional Bay Area non-profits. The money was raised via the McAfee Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which was held May 8 at the nationally acclaimed CordeValle Golf Resort in San Martin, CA. In the last three years, the local McAfee team has raised more than $700,000 to benefit our local charities and non-profit organizations through the Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Now in its third year, the tournament attracted 120 people. It included a full day of golf, dinner and a live-auction in the evening. Cisco was the event’s Platinum Sponsor. Gold Sponsors included Digital River, LeadQual and Ziff Davis; Silver Sponsors included Adobe, EVI, GoDaddy, Google, Lenovo, OpenCandy, Strongview and Kelly OCG.
“At the core of McAfee stands our huge commitment to safety and security—our relentless search for safe—that makes us wants to do even more in our communities,” said Todd Gebhart, Vice-Chairman of the McAfee Board of Directors. “McAfee conducts many fund raising events worldwide to support the local communities where we live and work. This tournament was created three years ago to bring together like-minded partners, customers and the local community to have fun for great causes. I want to say a big thank you to our sponsors for making this day such a success.”
America SCORES creates safe spaces for low-income at-risk youth by providing access to sports and academic enrichment programs guided by caring coaches and by transforming asphalt playgrounds into safe, green, multi-purpose sports fields.
The American Cancer Society is a grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, saving lives and fighting against cancer which has led to a 20 percent decline in U.S. cancer deaths since 1991. The largest not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we ensure cancer patients have the help they need and access to quality care, lifesaving screenings and more. Visit www.cancer.org/fight.
With 130,000 members, California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities offered by California’s 280 state parks. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $223 million to benefit state parks. Child Advocates’ mission is to provide stability and hope to abused and neglected children by being a powerful voice in their lives. Our vision is that every child has a positive view of the future and the opportunity to become a productive, healthy adult.
Child Advocates’ purpose is to match foster children with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who are trained to provide critical emotional and educational support, ensuring that each child's needs are met and that their voice is heard while navigating the dependency court system. As one volunteer says, “As a CASA, I’m trying to speak up for the child, to best represent their needs, their hopes and dreams and to make sure that those hopes and dreams are part of the conversation.”
The Green Dog Rescue Project is a non-profit organization providing a method of housing which has proven to provide positive influences to the social, psychological and physical wellness of homeless animals. We teach their fundamental language and social structure which is creating a paradigm shift within the animal welfare community.
InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the Peninsula return to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. IVSN operates 18 sites from San Jose to Daly City, with a 90% success rate in returning program graduates to stable housing. www.ivsn.org
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. We are the only children’s hospital in Northern California with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Top 10 for 2013-14, and the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence provides innovative prevention and intervention services to diverse ethnic and low-income families in Santa Clara County who are impacted by domestic violence. We believe the solutions must be client-centered, community-based, and engage a variety of community partners in order to create real solutions.
Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center—based in Sunnyvale, CA—is America’s only independent non-profit organization combining world-class care, clinical research, laboratory research, and clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease under one roof. At the Institute compassionate care works hand in hand with cutting-edge research to seek answers, develop new therapies and treatments, and ultimately work toward a cure.
The mission of RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) is to help educators transform a child's learning experience through hands-on education. RAFT sparks the love of learning and inspires the next generation of thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, and creators through engaging hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiences.
McAfee, part of Intel Security and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
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Melinda Jenkins, 650-801-7957