This past January, we launched AvePoint Philanthropy, with the intent of giving back and formalizing our global outreach program, across three pillars of Technology, Community and Education. The definition of community encompasses many different forms but it has no boundaries. To come together in time of need, and to help those in need is fundamentally inherent. So it gives me great pleasure that we are able to see our program in place and to announce a new partnership.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, making landfall in late August and the continued devastation in the days after, we connected with Houston SharePoint User Group (H-SPUG), a non-profit we support that shares knowledge and education around Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and related cloud technologies, to see how we can work together to help with the relief efforts.

Our support for H-SPUG and the local community will continue throughout the next weeks, and months, until Houston returns to be #TexasStrong.  We have provided cash donation to H-SPUG to further disseminate funds to local organizations, because the thing about community is that the people who know best are those on the front lines. Join us in supporting H-SPUG and the local Houston community by clicking here.

Year after year, we celebrate our partners, customers and the community, and this year will be no different. The #AvePointRED Party is happening again at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando, Florida, on September 26, 2017!

To make the #AvePointRED Party even more meaningful, Windows Insiders Chief NinjaCat Dona Sarkar and I will host a fashion show fundraiser, #AvePointRed Runway,  to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. If you are able to join us, reach out to your AvePoint Account Manager today for preferred entry. If you do not have one, stop by AvePoint Booth #301 for a wristband during Microsoft Ignite. If you are not able to attend Ignite, the H-SPUG donation page can take online donations. There is no amount too small to help!

With our dedication to Hurricane Harvey relief, we will match funds raised during the #AvePointRED Runway to Hurricane Harvey Relief.

As much as this is our community, this is also yours – we have the great privilege to play a role in and benefit from this thriving ecosystem. Let’s do everything we can to help make a difference to our friends and colleagues in times of great need – and that’s what sharing and caring is all about.