A strong sense of community involvement and support is a cornerstone of the Mi-Corporation business philosophy.
This philosophy is demonstrated on a continual basis with actions from management and staff, company policies to encourage volunteerism and strong support from the Mi-Corporation Board of Directors. Mi-Corporation's values include not only running a successful organization but, in the words of CEO, Greg Clary, "Running the business the right way." This philosophy of conducting business "the right way" includes having a positive impact on the community at large.
As mere individuals or individual companies, we make a difference on a micro-level, and it feels as if there is never enough time or money to solve problems like growing economic disparity around the globe. But imagine a world where everyone gave back everyday. As the star-thrower said, "it made a difference for that one." Mi-Corporation is proud to support these and other community initiatives by organizations that are working hard to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Featured Mi-Corporation Community-Based Activities
Communities in Schools of Wake County connects students with community resources and educational opportunities to help them succees in school and life. Mi-Corporation has supported their efforts by providing resources and sponsoring CIS of Wake County as the User Day/PartnerEd Community Connection since 2003.
The Walk for Hope is the annual event for the Foundation for Hope for the research and treatment of mental illness. The mission of the Foundation of Hope is to promote scientific research aimed at discovering the causes and potential cures for mental illness in order to develop a more effective means of treatment.
In 2006, the Mi-Corporation team joined in the fund raising efforts and contributed time, energy and funds to this worthwhile community program.
Mi-Corporation won third place in the Go-Kart races to benefit Hospice of Wake County. We had a great time, didn't get run over, didn't lose our helmets (did we, Danielle?!), and mostly stayed on the track. Congratulations to Danielle McNeillie, Jack Armstrong, Adam Duggan, and Chris DiPierro - the reigning champions!
Mi-Corporation participated in the MS Walks in April on both the East and West coasts with walkers in Seattle, Washington and Research Triangle Park, NC.The Mi-Corporation walkers raised over $500.00 to contribute to the fight against MS. The money raised from this year's walk will fund research into the cause, treatment and cure for multiple sclerosis and local programming for people with MS and their families in our community. Barrett Joyner, Former Sr. VP of Marketing and Strategic Sales, was one of the special "Red Carpet" guests at the Triangle event. Thanks for all you do, Barrett!
Run, Betsy, Run! Betsy Poole, Mi-Corporation Marketing and Sales Associate, is participating in the Country Music Marathon to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Congratulate Betsy on training hard this spring (running 10-15 miles every weekend!) and for raising almost $4,000.00 for the foundation.
The Society has five priority programs to help reach its goal of finding cures to eliminate leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma: Research initiatives, financial and emotional support, community education, community service, and professional education.
UNC-TV has been an integral part of North Carolina since it was originally founded in 1955. As a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliated statewide network, UNC-TV continues its commitment to educate, enrich and inform all North Carolinians. Mi-Corporation has supported UNC-TV fund raising and educational activities through the Company's Volunteer Opportunities Program.
The mission of Edvocacy is to promote and help facilitate the early detection of dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities for the benefit of individuals, families, communities, and society at large. Mi-Corporation has provided software technology, services and support to Edvocacy as the organization strives to reduce the impact of these learning disabilities.
Mi-Corporation employees donated and delivered a car full of gifts as part of the Share Your Christmas Program in Durham, NC. The program matches individuals/groups interested in donating new gifts to Durham citizens who are disadvantaged. This program is overseen through a partnership between the Volunteer Center of Durham, Durham County Department of Social Services, and the Herald-Sun.
We were lucky enough to sponsor a family with lots of boys so we got to "research" and try out what we like to do ourselves - video games! We also filled stockings, bought and wrapped clothing and other gifts, and provided gift certificates to a local grocery store.
A special thank you to all the Mi-Corporation employees for making Christmas happen for other families in Durham. Your efforts make a difference right here in Durham!
Thanks are also due to The Volunteer Center of Durham for coordinating the efforts between Durham County Department Social Services, businesses and local families. For more information about the 2004 Share Your Christmas Program and other programs of The Volunteer Center of Durham, please visit www.thevolunteercenter.org.
Mi-Corporation CEO Greg Clary started travelling to Southern Honduras in 2009 and has a passion for helping the people there. There are numerous opportunities to serve with groups such as Sharefish, Mercy and Grace Ministries, and North Carolina Baptist Men. Home construction, library and community center creation, and child sponsorship opportunities are available through these and other organizations.