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Blackboard launches Charitable Giving Program

By Laura Devaney
January 21st, 2015

More than $200,000 donated to help support ed-tech programs

blackboard-charitableBlackboard Inc. has launched its Charitable Giving Program, the company announced. This year, more than $200,000 will be provided to multiple organizations to help foster education technology programs all over the world.

This inaugural program represents the first time Blackboard has formally rolled out a corporate charitable giving process and marks the latest step in the company’s efforts to support its renewed mission of “reimagining education.”

“As part of the global community, it is important for us to look beyond our four walls and day-to-day activities and find ways we can give back,” said Jay Bhatt, CEO of Blackboard. “I couldn’t be more thrilled about the launch of this program and am excited to work with the organizations selected this year. While each is unique, all are focused on enhancing life outcomes through improved access to both education and technology. This is directly aligned with what Blackboard strives to do every day.”

(Next page: The five organizations receiving donations)