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Evolve IP and Junior Achievement Honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal

April 12, 2018 / Evolve IP

Joint Efforts between Philadelphia’s Leading Cloud Strategy Company and Student Mentoring Organization Recognized with the 2018 Faces of Philanthropy Award

WAYNE, Pa.—April 12, 2018—Evolve IP®, The Cloud Strategy Company™, today announced that it has been honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal with the 2018 Faces of Philanthropy Award for its work with Junior Achievement. The Faces of Philanthropy program recognizes the most impactful partnerships between for-profit companies and non-profit organizations. Evolve IP is a steward of philanthropic giving in the Philadelphia community through its Evolve Cares program and local, charitable contributions have been a core tenant of the firm since its founding over a decade ago.

Led by Evolve IP’s Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs & Development Nicole Linehan and Organizational Development Specialist Jennifer Gutekunst, Evolve IP supports the Junior Achievement Southeast Philadelphia chapter with significant mentoring and financial contributions. Through more than five years of support, Evolve IP has raised and donated in excess of $350,000 while associates have volunteered thousands of hours helping hundreds of Junior Achievement students learn critical business and life lessons.

In addition to volunteer and financial contributions, the company also provides technology resources that have helped Junior Achievement’s Philadelphia chapter grow by more than 100 percent in student impact. The company supports Junior Achievement with award-winning cloud unified communications and collaboration solutions, virtual desktop services and remote management capabilities that enable executives and associates to spend more time on initiatives that directly impact students.

“Our Faces of Philanthropy program is designed to recognize the innovative partnerships between nonprofits and businesses to help meet the Philadelphia region’s biggest needs,” said Craig Ey, Editor-in-Chief of the Philadelphia Business Journal. “Evolve IP’s longstanding and hands-on involvement with Junior Achievement is a great example of how a company can have a major impact on the lives of young people.”

“Evolve IP’s sincere dedication has made a significant impact on the success of our program, as their passion for giving back knows no bounds,” said Paul Kappel Jr., President of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania. “We’re very pleased to be recognized for our collaboration with Evolve IP to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills in Philadelphia-area students.”

“We’re honored to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal and thrilled to be working with Junior Achievement, a true champion in helping kids develop critical life skills and business acumen,” said Nicole Linehan, “Our partnership with Junior Achievement defines the possibilities of integrating not-for-profit and for-profit organizations at volunteering, financial and technological levels.”

Since its inception, the Evolve Cares program has raised and donated more than $6 million and associates have volunteered over 6,500 hours of their time to over 45 local charities. The 2018 Faces of Philanthropy Award is one of many commendations Evolve IP has received for its efforts. In 2013 the company was awarded the Philadelphia Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award in the Community Impact category and in 2015 it was awarded the Philadelphia Business Journal Corporate Giving Award.

More information on Evolve IP’s work with Junior Achievement can be found here.

One of the world’s fastest-growing cloud strategy companies, Evolve IP provides best-of-breed cloud solutions to more than 1,500 enterprises across the globe and to more than 350,000 users. Many of the world’s most recognizable brands rely on the company’s Evolve IP OneCloudTM strategy to migrate multiple integrated cloud computing and cloud communications services onto a single, unified platform including: contact centers, IP phone systems / unified communications, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, IaaS, and more.

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