A year ago today, Lenovo launched the Lenovo Foundation, its non-profit charitable giving arm. The company celebrated the launch with a bold move by changing its name to a message of care for one day. Lenovo became “Love on” on our website, social media, and even on our headquarters office signage in the U.S. and China. We engaged employees in events that aligned to our mission: empowering diverse and minority populations with access to technology and STEM education. We even held a round of “Love on mini grants” to celebrate the Foundation’s launch, giving $10k USD to mission-aligned organizations around the world.
What have we accomplished one year after the grand gesture of the Lenovo Foundation’s launch?
- We implemented a global volunteer benefit that led to a record-breaking global month of service.
- We began new partnerships around the world, including partnerships with Jangala and Instituto Ayrton Senna.
- We created a new charitable giving entity in China, Lenovo Foundation Beijing.
- We’re continuing to work toward our goal of directly reaching 1 million people through our projects and partnerships.
A year after launch, we want to share our gratitude to everyone who helped Lenovo Foundation work toward our mission of empowering diverse and minority communities with access to technology and STEM education. We are focused on our strategic giving, community impact, and employee engagement goals, and look forward to accomplishing even more in the years to come.