SailPoint Gives Back: 2020 Edition
Since the beginning, giving back has been a fundamental part of SailPoint’s culture. Despite the new (and interesting) challenges of 2020, the #SailPointCrew showed up, finding ways to keep our giving spirit alive while staying safe during the pandemic. As we wrap up the year, we’re reflecting on all the good our crew has done.
Leveling-Up for Good
After several years of participating in the Level-Up Games in Austin, we won! Our chosen partner organization, Nonpareil Austin, joined us for a day of competing for funds. In the end, we won second place and $12,000 to help them with their mission of helping adults with autism get work-ready, receive technical instruction, and socialize.
Breakfast tacos are the way to our hearts at SailPoint, and since we never want to see a good breakfast taco go to waste, we decided to share our weekly taco order with our frontline heroes instead!
A few years ago, we drew inspiration from a shark-tank style charity event in our home city of Austin called Philanthropitch. We decided to give our crew the chance to nominate their favorite charities for a chance to win money for them, and an annual event was born. This year, we took it virtual and had a great time getting to know global crew members and the causes they love. At the end of the event, the crew voted, and donations went to Jeremiah Program, Cuz I matter, Ruby’s Rainbow, Children’s National Hospital, and Healthcode!
Feeding Our Community
Many communities experienced an unexpected scarcity of resources at the pandemic’s start (and many still are!) So, we decided to do something to help while also equipping our crew with PPE. Our drive-thru canned food drive resulted in 500 donated canned goods + cash donations to the Central Texas Food Bank and 980 masks handed out to the #SailPointCrew.
Over the course of three days, we handed out over 980 masks to Austin area #SailPointCrew members and collected over 500 canned food items for the @ctxfoodbank. A special thanks to the members of our leadership team who helped with the efforts! #SAILon pic.twitter.com/8xYX0dqzFw— SailPoint (@SailPoint) April 21, 2020
Habitat for Humanity
Nearly every year for the past decade, our crew has helped build multiple homes with Habitat for Humanity. This year’s participation looked a little different, but with masks on and paintbrushes in hand, we helped build Diana and her family a forever home. We even had one crew member show up to every build day (go Mitch!)
Women at SailPoint Give Back
The Women at SailPoint group has often given back together – from Girlstart to Dress for Success. This year, that took the shape of giving back to two local women’s shelters. Together, during a socially distant park meet-up, we assembled 150 personal hygiene bags!
It would not be a year at SailPoint without Extra Life! Thankfully, this event was easy to make virtual. While our ever-dedicated Extra Life team missed the camaraderie (and snacks) during our usual all-nighter in our breakroom, we still had an incredible year. Our team, All For Naut, raised more than $15,000 for Dell Children’s!
Social distance has been a theme for the year, and we are all about keeping our crew safe. We masked up and headed to Urban Roots farm to be farmers for a day. This organization feeds the local community and empowers youth with paid fellowships. We picked produce, planted seeds, and bagged up veggies for GAVA and were rewarded with a bag of fresh produce for our hard work too!
Lighting the Night
This was year five of Light the Night for our team, and much like Extra Life, we made the switch to virtual without sacrificing the teamwork and fundraising success. When I say our crew came through, I mean they came through. Two of the top three fundraisers in Austin were SailPoint Crew, and our company team came in second overall. Over $30,000 raised by the SailPoint Crew will go toward research and resources for people facing blood cancer.
As we reflect on the past year at SailPoint, seeing our crew in action in new and creative ways has been nothing short of amazing. In true SailPoint Crew spirit, we always find ourselves rallying behind our teammates and our communities even in the most challenging times. And that is how SailPoint Gives Back.