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MasterCard Takes the ProBono Challenge – Everyone Walks Away a Winner

MasterCard recently teamed up with The Taproot Foundation, hosting the first MasterCard ProBono Challenge.

The event brought ACCION EastGirl Scouts of the USAJunior Achievement of Greater New YorkPro MujerNetwork for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Inc. to MasterCard headquarters in Purchase, NY.  Employees volunteered their time and expertise, helping each organization  tackle a critical need, ranging from building a strong marketing plan to financial modeling to crafting an effective technology strategy.

ProBono Challenge groupFollowing the event, the Taproot team shared their perspective via a blog on the Taproot site, and feedback from the non-profit participants.

  • “We were impressed by the level of expertise of all the team members and their commitment to helping our organization.”
  •  “The experience was truly “priceless”. Having experts working on our problems, however little, was more than we could afford nor imagine.”

Read a blog submitted by Pro Mujer about their experience with the Pro Bono Challenge.

Hear from Pat Devereux, Group Head, Corporate Philanthropy and Citizenship, and David Deacon, Group Head, Talent Acquisition, Management and Development, for their view of the day.

Contact: Ryan Erenhouse