As people around world mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, many are looking for ways to express how he impacted and enriched their lives, be it through Apple’s intuitive gadgets, Pixar’s stellar films, or Jobs’ inspiring words. One great way to do this is to — as Google’s Hunter Walk put it — is to Live Like Steve in your daily life. Another way is to support the things he and his family care about.
Starting today, The Salesforce Foundation is honoring Jobs’ memory by making a dollar-for-dollar donor match toward College Track, the foundation cofounded by Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell Jobs. For every dollar that’s donated on this Causes page, Salesforce will contribute another, up to a maximum of $500,000 (so the total gift would be $1 million, including the contributions from everyone else).
College Track works to help disadvantaged youths reach (and succeed at) college, both through college-prep testing and helping to foster a culture where academic success and higher education are valued and attainable. You can learn more about how the organization works right here.
Here’s the note the Salesforce Foundation includes on their Causes page:
Steve Jobs was the greatest leader our industry has ever known. Not only was he the father of modern computing; he forever altered music, movies, and ignited the mobile revolution. We are deeply grateful for all he has done and saddened by his passing.
To honor Steve’s life and his contributions, the Salesforce.com Foundation will match donations to College Track up to a total of $500,000. College Track, co-founded by Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, is a program dedicated to ensuring under-resourced high school students achieve their dreams of a college education.
Please give what you can, to honor Steve Jobs, and to help those students who need it most.