Western Digital, one of the leading developers of storage solutions in the industry, is not only our Exemplary Community Leader because they raised record contributions to support United Way—but because of their active participation in community service and an overall contribution of time, leadership and spirit of giving. They are true community champions for change.
“We feel very strongly as a company that we need to be a good neighbor and good steward of local resources,” says Rosemary Krupp, Director of the Western Digital Foundation. “Our employees give back because we feel it’s the right thing to do and United Way’s mission aligns particularly well with our Foundation’s focus on education.”
For Western Digital, supporting advancement in local education with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is important. “We emphasize the STEM disciplines and know that without a high school diploma, careers within the tech industry are not as attainable. Education is absolutely one of the critical building blocks to success—a path for young people to reach their full potential,” continues Rosemary.
Through Western Digital’s generous matching program, employees are able to make a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of Orange County residents in need. “It’s our employees that make the campaign successful—but it’s also the executive leadership here at Western Digital,” says Rosemary. Watch Western Digital’s CEO Steve Milligan share more about why Western Digital LIVES UNITED. <<share link>> Together, we are building a stronger community where everyone has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, good health and stable housing.