Sage Convenes in Atlanta for Relay for Life Golf Tournament, Sage Sessions

Sage Foundation expands reach to over 700 organizations, with special focus on local Georgia non-profits

Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES

ATLANTA, June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sage, the global market leader in cloud business management, will host the second annual Swing Against Cancer Golf Tournament in continued partnership with Relay For Life Gwinnett County. This event is the latest initiative from Sage Green Army, the band of Sage colleagues supporting the American Cancer Society across the globe, as they look to bring total Sage donations for Relay for Life Gwinnett County to over $100,000 in 2018.

The tournament will take place alongside Sage Sessions, a one-day event for Sage customers and partners in Atlanta on June 5th. Sage Sessions attendees will discover how to fully leverage Sage’s  business management solutions and hear how other Sage customers are using Sage Business Cloud to transform the way they work and grow their business in a highly connected, global economy. Sage will host 70 golfers at Swing Against Cancer, bringing customers, partners and the Sage community together for a day of giving back prior to Sage Sessions. Diamond sponsors of the event include Aatrix, MicroAccounting and RKL eSolutions.
In addition to its strong support of American Cancer Society, over the past three years Sage has ideated, facilitated and grown its global philanthropy initiative. Sage Foundation is committed to taking action in building sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in local communities, and in 2018 has made incredible strides toward that goal.

“We have been fortunate to partner with non-profit organizations that embody our values and share our mission of building a workforce for tomorrow,” said Nancy Harris, executive vice president, Sage North America. “Through our resources as a global company and partnerships with local organizations to provide more access to education, work and entrepreneurship, we’re delivering real, empowering change in communities across the U.S.”

More than 700 Charitable Causes Have Received Sage Foundation Donations
Over the past three years, Sage Foundation has donated to over 700 charitable causes and is particularly committed to making an impact in the home of Sage’s U.S. headquarters, Georgia. In 2018 alone, Sage has donated to many organizations, including Helping Mamas, Hire Heroes USA, TechBridge, 21st Century Leaders, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

Three Enterprise Fund Grants to Atlanta Non-Profits
Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund, a biannual fund to support entrepreneurial non-profits in local Sage communities around the world, awarded grants to several Atlanta-area organizations this year. Three of this year’s grant recipients include: National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) for its pilot for seamless workforce reintegration, Junior Achievement of Georgia to fuel expansion of JA Academy to Gwinnett County, and Refugee Women’s Network to empower refugee and immigrant women in Georgia to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities.

More Than 3,000 Volunteer Days from Sage North America Colleagues
To date, Sage Foundation has contributed over 35,000 days of volunteer time to non-profit organizations across the globe. In 2018 alone, colleagues across the U.S. and Canada have spent 3,000 days volunteering for hundreds of charitable causes. 

This year, Sage colleagues also aim to package over 100,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger, helping deliver healthy meals to communities in need across the U.S.

“Over the past three years, Sage Foundation has expanded its impact, reaching more than 700 organizations, and partnering with entrepreneurial organizations in our hometown—Atlanta,” said Sara Reed, manager of Sage Foundation North America. “We’re committed to leveraging innovative partners to remove barriers in Sage communities here and around the world, and are looking forward to continued momentum in 2018, especially leading up to the year’s largest event, our third Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia.”

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