Passageways believes whole heartedly in the importance of giving back to the global community. Since first opening the doors in 2003, Passageways staff and customers have strived to support organizations that make our world a better place to live in.
"You can create the best software in the world, but that accomplishment would pale in comparison to helping just one person."
Passageways Pathfinders take part in many charitable events throughout the year. Weather cycling for a cure at the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, spending evenings teaching young minds the foundations of programming, starting a no-kill shelter for animals, to Co-founders Paroon and Chris donating time to Purdue University's Kranert School of Business to help grow young entrepreneurs; Passageways Pathfinders take great pride in giving back.
In 2009, Passageways had developed a portal application specifically tailored to facilitate charitable giving. The "Auction" application was offered with a "name your price" method, allowing organizations to choose how much they would like to "pay" for the application. In just one short year, Passageways and our customers raised a total of $11,423 thorough these efforts. The money was donated to several charities in the greater Indianapolis, Indiana area.
At PowWOW 2009, Passageways annual user conference on portals and collaboration, representatives from all these fine charities were brought on stage and presented with their donations.. The conference was a fitting occasion as the contribution was done in front of all the customers and marked another collaboration effort between Passageways staff and its customers.
In 2010, Passageways repeated the success of earlier efforts and offered five additional modules up for auction to customers. The online auction also included a Drew Brees autographed, framed picture, donated by PFCU, and an autographed Pierre Garcon jersey, donated by Pierre Garcon. This auction raised a total of $6,000, the proceeds of which were donated to Haiti earthquake victims through these charities:
Now Passageways is preparing to introduce an amazing new initiative that we believe will make the biggest impact yet. Software with Soul was an idea that came from the compassionate, young minds of Pathfinders striving to find more to give back. Passageways attends a variety of conferences each year in a variety of markets. This year, rather than providing visitors to our booths with squishy stress-balls, pens, and other wasteful products, Passageways will be donating to our favorite cause in YOUR name. Visit our booth, answer a few questions, talk with the Pathfinders, and we will place your card on our donation board so that we can all give back together. No more wasted money on environmentally unsafe toys and knick-nacks, this year we can all do better. This year we show that Passageways is not just a software company, it is a software company… with soul.
If you would like to donate or you think your charity deserves our support email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.