Twenty percent of Concur’s giving goes to education, including STEM

From STEM to curing MS to stopping hunger, Bellevue-based Concur makes giving part of its corporate mission.

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Employees volunteer at Stop Hunger event. Photo courtesy Concur via Facebook.

Concur values giving on an employee level, giving each full-time employee 32 hours per year for volunteering. Concur Cares hours are available for the cause of the employees’ choice, as long as the the organization they volunteer with is a legally recognized charity.

With 6,000 employees around the globe, Concur Cares hours are making big impacts in local communities.

“We know that by empowering employees to use these hours for volunteer work, not only are they serving their communities’ needs in general, but they are also developing themselves as leaders,” the company said in a statement to 425 Business.

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Employees ride for the Concur team in the Bike MS Deception Pass event. Photo courtesy Concur

Some examples of employee service hours include a Stop Hunger Now Meal-Pack where Washington-based employees packed 40,000 meals. Concur has also been a support of the National MS Society and was the co-presenting sponsor of the 2016 National MS Society Northwest chapter’s Bike MS Deception Pass Classic.

A big priority is STEM education. This year, according to the company, it has invested more than 20 percent of its corporate giving into education initiatives, including STEM.

The company invests in STEM everywhere from elementary schools and upward, viewing math and science skills as critical to today’s workforce. There’s also investment in using STEM to close the gender gap by investing in interns from Ada Developers Academy.

Through a partnership with the Bellevue Schools Foundation, Concur brings STEM programs to all 17 elementary schools in the Bellevue School District.

On the other side of the world from Bellevue, Concur partners with Agastya. The organization provides hands-on science education for rural communities in India. Concur helps with mobile teaching labs, night schools, and filling the education gaps in rural communities.

To learn more about Concur’s giving, visit the Corporate Social Responsibility page.