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Microsoft Licensing, GP Announces Three Community Initiatives in May 2011



Microsoft Licensing, GP (MSLI) today announced three separate initiatives in which employees band together to give back to the community where we live and work:  Community Action Week, Diversity Scholarships, and the IT Makeover.


Community Action Week: May 16-20 is the annual week where employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of organized volunteer activities.  The volunteer activities this year include:

  • SPCA of Northern Nevada – Assisting with their office move
  • Desert Heights Elementary – Organic Gardening with the students
  • Bailey Charter School – Mentoring students and showcasing templates that can be leveraged in the classroom
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada – Hosting “Lunch with the Little”
  • Sierra View Elementary – Campus clean-up
  • Anderson Elementary – Library book inventory
  • Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows – Playground cleanup
  • Washoe County Library Book Drive (on-site, and at the Aces Ballpark on May 17th)

The media are invited to attend any of the above events.  Please contact [email protected] for schedule and details.


Diversity Scholarships:  Each year, MSLI awards community scholarships to high school students interested in studying Business, Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance or Accounting at either the University of Nevada, Reno or Truckee Meadows Community College. The future of our economy and quality of life depend upon the preparation of a diverse cadre of leaders who can help build a stronger society. These potential leaders, especially those drawn from groups that have traditionally and historically been denied access to higher education, require the necessary support and opportunities to earn and complete a college education.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the Aces Ballpark Tuesday, May 17 at 11:15 a.m.


IT Makeover: MSLI and IQ Technology Solutions (IQ) have announced the recipients of the third annual IT Makeover campaign, where they will be providing local non-profit charitable organizations with the opportunity to receive technology upgrades.  This year’s recipients include C*A*R*E Chest of Sierra Nevada, Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Project, and Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation.

The IT Makeover will provide the selected non-profit organizations a contribution of a combined $30,000 to invest toward key information technology solutions provided by MSLI and IQ.  Using the IT Makeover funding, IQ will provide the products and services such as software, hardware, and technical services each organization will need to implement its strategy.  MSLI will also provide Microsoft software for use by the selected organizations.

Winners of the IT Makeover will be announced at a ceremony Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 3-4 p.m. at Microsoft Licensing, GP: 6880 Sierra Center Parkway, Reno, Nevada


Members of the media are invited to attend any of the above events.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

About Microsoft Licensing, GP

Microsoft Licensing, GP (MSLI), headquartered in Reno, Nev. since 1997, enables organizations, large and small, to acquire, distribute and utilize Microsoft’s vast array of products, including software, hardware and services.   MSLI employs approximately 500 professionals across 22 states and supports Microsoft’s operations for OEM, Volume Licensing, XBOX and Dynamics throughout North & South America.  MSLI and its employees contribute to the communities in which we live by emphasizing support efforts for education, youth organizations, diversity initiatives and disadvantaged communities to advance their information technology programs.  For more information, visit http://www.mslicense.com.

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