Frisco, TX, November 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Bridge Metrics announced today that it is an Integral Sponsor of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2010 Celebration, where winners of the Integral Fellows Awards Program will be announced. The awards program is a cornerstone of the Foundation and recognizes Microsoft alumni who have dedicated their lives to creating something extraordinary to help address challenges around the world.
The distinguished panel of judges includes journalist and author Tom Brokaw, Ashoka chair and CEO Brill Drayton, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair William H. Gates Sr., eBay Inc. founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, and Bridgespan Group chairman and co-founder Thomas J. Tierney. Bill and Melinda Gates will present the judges’ winners in Seattle on November 18, 2010. This is the second annual celebration.
“We are honored to provide support for the Integral Fellows Awards Program,” said Grant Wynn, CEO of Bridge Metrics. “These awards recognize and provide crucial financial support to key philanthropists who work globally to improve lives through the many nonprofit organizations started by Microsoft alumni.”
The Microsoft Alumni Foundation brings together Microsoft alumni to positively affect the world's challenges. "We've been fortunate to play a significant part in the information revolution. Now we have a chance to change the world in a different way. Microsoft alumni are making it happen every day in our local communities and around the world," said Jeff Raikes, chairman of the board of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation. "Some very unique individuals were nominated by their peers as Integral Fellows for their work deeply rooted in service and making a difference in people's everyday lives. On November 18th, Bill and Melinda Gates and more than 400 fellow Microsoft alumni will gather to announce the final winners and celebrate all the nominees."
About the Foundation: The Microsoft Alumni Foundation was established to catalyze the collective power of the Microsoft alumni family and leverage our resources on innovative, scalable and transformative solutions to our world's challenges. Launched in 2007, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization with its worldwide headquarters based in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Board members include: Jeff Raikes (chair); Chuck Hirsch (president); Scott Oki (co-founder and vice president); Paul Shoemaker (treasurer); Tony Audino (co-founder); Sharon Maghie (co-founder and secretary) and Brad Smith (Microsoft representative).
About Bridge Metrics: Bridge Metrics' mission is to help businesses and their partners forge stronger relationships. Its proprietary social partnership platform is the first of its kind to enable people to connect and collaborate with others across disparate companies in a secure environment. Bridge Metrics is a privately held company, headquartered in the Dallas area. Learn more at http://www.bridgemetrics.com or by calling 972.300.0058.