Acxiom spreads goodness with Acxiom Cares
Our Acxiom Cares program was started as a grassroots effort from a group of passionate associates in 2001. We have re-imagined the way Acxiom gives back to the community and realize that Acxiom can make the biggest impact by combining dollars and time. We have aligned our giving guidelines and priorities with our vision, mission, and values. With Acxiom Cares, our vision is to activate our associates’ passion, talent, and time to make impactful change in their communities.
Acxiom Cares gives back in three huge ways.
- Acxiom Cares matches associate donations to charitable organizations that meet established eligibility criteria.
- For every hour our associates volunteer with STEAM organizations, Acxiom donates $20 to that cause.
- Volunteer Time Off (VTO) provides associates with paid leaves of absence to volunteer for qualifying 501c3 charitable organizations up to 40 hours per calendar year, including travel time.
Acxiom Cares Captains
Acxiom can’t do it alone. That’s why we have enlisted the leadership of 16 Acxiom Cares Captains at every site around the globe. These Acxiom Cares Captains serve as our goodness-making, world-saving, grant-giving, volunteer-planning extraordinaire. Associates are encouraged to reach out to their local Acxiom Cares Captain to get involved in their local chapter. Acxiom Cares Captains meet once a month to share in best practices, challenges and collaborate on how to engage our global workforce in team building volunteer and giving efforts.
Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas
In March 2016, we announced our partnership to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs to their students during the summer. Acxiom Cares committed to $25,000 in the program and Scott Howe our CEO, personally matched the corporate gift with an additional $25,000.
We are committed to enriching the future of children through STEM education, in hopes of igniting a passion and future career in technology. These young engineers may just be the next generation of Acxiom associates!
NY Project Night Night
Our New York office held a volunteer event with Project Night Night. It was an incredible event that included folks from across every Acxiom division, and with senior leadership support from GVP and GM David Bonalle who quite literally rolled up his sleeves and pitched in!We created bags for 100 homeless children right in our own New York backyard. But they gave even more! All the volunteers logged into their Acxiom Cares account to track their volunteer time to ensure that Project Night Night also received the $20/hour Acxiom Match from their efforts!
San Francisco ImPACT event
On August 4th, we held a happy hour and charity event called LiveRamp Gives Back. It was an awesome night with food, drinks and silent auction. We started the evening off with a couple of LiveRampers talking about local charities that they are involved in and how we can give back. The money raised from the silent auction went back to those charities featured.
Associates had the chance to:
- Hear about organizations LiveRampers are involved in including K to College, BUILD, La Casa De Las Madres and a variety of children’s charities.
- Participate in a silent auction and win prizes that include activities with other LiveRampers. Think DJing with Tata (aka the Puppet Master) or doing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class with Suriel. Proceeds went to the organization of the individuals choice. Acxiom matched these donations and in total, we raised $5k for these charities.
Food Packing for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Redwood City
In May, our Redwood City office packed over 614 snack packs for the Second Harvest Food Bank! Local low-income children are beneficiaries of these snack packs since many are dependent on subsidized meals during the school year.
To add a little competition, our Acxiom Cares Cup went to the team who packed the most snack packs...a new office tradition for our philanthropy events!
Pie in the Face
We rallied together during the month of June in support of a “Hunger Free Summer” campaign, which helps to provide breakfast during the summer months for children in the area. Check out the fun and unique way a leader there encouraged his team to join the cause!
CAN-struction in Conway, Arkansas
As a part of a global event to all celebrate our renewed philanthropy program, our Conway associates held a food drive and had teams compete to build their most creative CAN-struction from the donated canned food. The can art was judged on structural ingenuity, creativity, and best use of original labels
In addition to bragging rights, the winning team received a traveling trophy to display in their building lobby, plus all volunteer names were put into a drawing to win a GoPro Hero!
Approximately 3,200 food items were collected, and all donations went to The Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas, Bethlehem House homeless shelter, and the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas, a utility and food assistance non-profit organization for needy families in the local community.
Salvation Army's Backpack Drive
Acxiom Downers Grove associates partnered with Ensono Inc., to supply 150 backpacks to the Salvation Army's Backpack for education program.
This summer, Acxiom hosted twelve high school students at our Redwood City, CA office who are interning with Magical Bridge Foundation and made everyone feel like VIPs! Magical Bridge is the nation’s only playground that is for children of every kind of ability… well beyond what ADA requires.
Lane Thomas Fund
As a globally recognized company, our reach and commitment to bettering our communities have the power to make a difference. We know that Acxiom associates take our “PACT” value of passion to heart and act upon it, especially in times of tragedy. Recently, a young boy was taken by an alligator in Florida. The Acxiom community was devastated to learn he was the son of a valued partner and customer, Matt Graves, Chief Data Officer of InfoGroup.
Instead of flowers, Matt and his wife Melissa, set up a giving campaign through the Omaha Community Foundation in their son’s name, Lane Thomas Graves. Acxiom matched all associate donations made to the Lane Thomas Fund at a rate of 2:1. Associates could give anywhere from $1-$500 through the Acxiom Cares online tool. Acxiom also showed our support for the Graves family by making an initial $5,000 donation to the Lane Thomas Fund.