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Tami Booth

Holiday Superheroes

Posted by Tami Booth Employee Dec 16, 2019

In honor of you, our educator superheroes, the Instructure Customer Success team (CSMs, Support, Community, Training, and Partnerships) combined our individual do-gooder powers to give back and serve in our communities around the world this holiday season. Remote employees and employees from all of our offices took the initiative to find a cause they care about and spend time serving!

 

Supercharged Service

Our service adventures ranged from the London office collecting food for a local food bank, the Salt Lake City team building backpacks and school kits, the Brazil team donating clothes, toys, and kitchen utensils to Venezuelan refugee families, to the Philadelphia office gathering winter clothes for children. Our remote employees joined in on the goodness to serve at local soup kitchens, volunteer at children's schools, and much more!

 

 

A Different Kind of Holiday Spirit

In years past, we’ve sent out gifts to our customers during the holiday season. This year, we wanted to power up our initiative of giving back by way of donations instead of gifts. We made two donations on behalf of our customers to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF). We selected these non-profits because they both support and advocate for children and women to receive an education around the world.

 

Breaking Down Barriers

Both of these charities work to break down barriers and provide resources that give women and children access to education they otherwise would not have had. Education is Instructure’s superpower, so it was a great fit. These goals are near to our hearts as advocates for education and we are proud to support the global effort of access to education for all.

 

 

This year we learned that no matter where you are in the world, there is an opportunity nearby to make it a better place. What opportunity did you recognize and act on during this season of giving?

 

This morning Instructure announced an agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Thomas Bravo.  You can read the press release here:

Instructure Enters Into a Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo 

 

Because the Canvas Community is a home for Canvas users, here is a link to a letter from Instructure CEO Dan Goldsmith to customers:

https://www.instructure.com/letter-from-dan 

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