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Perficient Donates $80,000 to Advance STEM Education and Improve Health and Wellbeing


Perficient colleagues have always given selflessly of their time and talent to make our communities a little brighter. Each of us are committed to leaving a positive mark on the world, and we recently introduced a new way to make an impact.   

READ MORE: How Perficient and our colleagues have given back 

On the heels of the creation of the Perficient Giving Employee Resource Group (ERG), Perficient introduced the Perficient Gives charitable match program, offering colleagues the opportunity to make donations to eight great causes that are matched by Perficient – up to $100,000 total per year! 

Colleagues enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to double the impact of their generosity by enrolling in Perficient Gives. As 2021 came to a close, Perficient was able to make a $10,000 donation to each of the organizations supported by Perficient Gives. That’s $80,000 on top of the potential $100,000 match in 2022! 

What organizations are we supporting through Perficient Gives? Each participating organization was carefully chosen based on the two pillars aligned to our corporate giving philosophy – advancing STEM education and improving health and wellbeing. Read more about each organization below.  

Girls Who CodeGirls Who Code 

Girls Who Code aims to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With the percentage of women computer scientists continually declining, Girls Who Code is on a mission to make an impact by working to close the gender gap in entry-level tech jobs by 2030. Donations to Girls Who Code helps inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to become change agents in their communities. 

FIRST Inspires (FIRST)First Inspires

FIRST is a global robotics community and the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education. FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build their skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities, including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Donations help make FIRST programs available to every student.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until then, they help fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention. One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and the American Cancer Society is focused on attacking cancer from every angle. Donations support their two goals: eradicating cancer with science and activism, and providing information, rides to treatment, lodging, community support, and more to people living with cancer. ​​​​​​​ 

Make-A-WishMake A Wish

Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children who are fighting cancer and other critical illnesses. A wish can be the spark that helps children believe anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illness. This one belief inspires others to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much. Donations help make these wishes come true, impacting everyone involved. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Autism Speaks2Autism Speaks 

Autism Speaks is an advocacy and research organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The organization provides advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Donations help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. ​​​​​​​ 

St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude’s Hospital is a children’s hospital treating the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. St. Jude’s is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by advancing cures, and means of preventions, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. A majority of St. Jude’s funding comes directly from individual contributions – so much that families never receive a bill from St. Jude. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Feeding AmericaFeeding America 

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Their mission is to advance change in America by ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all in partnership with food banks, policymakers, supporters, and the communities they serve. Feeding America is leading the charge to solve hunger. Every dollar donated to Feeding America helps secure and distribute the equivalent of 10 meals to neighbors facing hunger. ​​​​​​​ 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)National Alliance On Mental Illness

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of people who are affected by mental illness. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen, and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. Financial contributions to NAMI help create a world where all people affected by mental illness can experience hope, recovery, wellness, and freedom from stigma. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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Connor Stieferman, Communications Manager

Connor is the Communications Manager at Perficient, responsible for sharing news about Perficient and our thought leadership through public relations, media relations, and corporate communications strategies. He has been with Perficient since May 2019.

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