WP Engine today announced that together with our employees we will donate $115,000 to Covid-19 relief efforts around the world by matching the sponsor fees from our SUMMIT/2020 customer event and using the funds to match over 3X the $26,000 donated directly by WP Engine and Flywheel employees.
Donations are being given to several employee-selected nonprofit organizations providing health, hunger, and safety relief to help those affected by Covid-19 in cities where we have offices and distributed employees. Those cities include Austin, Brisbane, Kraków, Limerick, London, Omaha, and San Antonio.
“We are truly blessed that, in a time of crisis, we are in a position to be living out our core value of Aspiring to Lead. Committed to Give Back,” said Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer at WP Engine. “We are honored to have so many incredible Summit sponsors join us in matching our employees’ donations. We will continue to seek ways to positively change the lives of others in partnership with our employees and the communities where we live.”
Now in its fifth year, WP Engine has reimagined SUMMIT/2020 as a digital event, which is taking place on June 10th. As a virtual event, SUMMIT/2020 features engaging content and dynamic expert speakers with a mix of live-streamed and on-demand content, including sessions followed by online networking opportunities. Keynoting SUMMIT/ 2020 will be Robert Herjavec—founder & CEO of cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group and a leading investor on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.
WP Engine is honored to have several of its key technology and agency partners as SUMMIT/2020 sponsors. Our Platinum sponsors are 10up, AWS, Crowd Favorite, and Google. Gold sponsors are Americaneagle.com, Cloudflare, and New Relic.
WP Engine is matching the sponsors’ fees to create a fund that will provide donations to nonprofit organizations around the world providing food, shelter, or medical relief to those affected by Covid-19. That fund will match the more than $26,000 that WP Engine and Flywheel employees have already donated over the last few months toward Covid-19 relief. The organizations are:
- Austin – Central Texas Food Bank
- Brisbane – Beddown and Rize Up
- Distributed Teams – Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief, and Unicef
- Kraków – Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy
- Limerick – Age Action
- London – Crisis
- Omaha – Food Bank for the Heartland and Women’s Center for Advancement
- San Antonio – San Antonio Food Bank
- San Francisco – United Way Bay Area
Our hope in fostering this effort is to channel the activity around our Summit into a good cause and create a positive impact in the communities where we work and live, which have all been affected by the pandemic. Please click here for more information about WP Engine’s employee-led efforts to create a positive impact both inside and outside our organization.