Frequently Asked Questions
What is the mission of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation (MSAF)?
The Microsoft Alumni Foundation’s mission is to be the home for information, opportunities and connections to the philanthropic activities of the Microsoft alumni community.
Who is the Executive Director?
Marylou Brannan was appointed as Executive Director of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation in October 2010. Please read more about Marylou in our About Us section.
What is your relationship with the Gates Foundation?
The Gates Foundation is an excellent example of a nonprofit organization started by Microsoft alumni working to bring solutions to some of society's toughest challenges both at home and abroad - improved health care and improved education. We work together with the Gates Foundation as we do with other of our Alumni nonprofit organizations.
What is your relationship with Microsoft Corporation?
We have a close working relationship with Microsoft Corporation, and are pleased to be a part of the continuum of giving that Microsoft so values. We are delighted that Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation sits on our Board of Directors, as Vice President. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President, is the Microsoft Board Representative. Microsoft Corporation has been a sponsor for our annual Celebration Event. We are working closely with Microsoft in the development of VolunteerLive, a tool to connect Microsoft alumni and employees with nonprofit organizations’ volunteer needs on a real-time basis.
What is your relationship with the Microsoft Alumni Network?
We have a close working relationship with the Microsoft Alumni Network. As a part of the 2011 Membership Drive, Microsoft Alumni have the opportunity to join both the Association and the Foundation together at a combined membership fee. We hope the Alumni recognize the value of being a member of both organizations.
How can I get involved?
We are glad you asked. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with the Foundation. Please view our Volunteer Page. You can also contact our office and talk through opportunities that may best fit your interests and timeframes. Please send email to email@example.com we will respond back quickly.
How can I become a member of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation?
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