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Business4Better Underwriters

Business4Better would not be possible with out the direct support of our underwriters. Their support of the Business4Better movement is a true demonstration of their commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement.

Sustaining Underwriter

Microsoft's mission is to help people and businesses around the world realize their full potential. Microsoft YouthSpark is a companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world over the next three years. The program empowers youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship. Visit www.microsoft.com/youthspark for more information.

Supporting Underwriters

As one of the world's largest global technology distributors of electronic parts, enterprise computing and storage products and embedded subsystems, Avnet provides a vital link in the technology supply chain. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of service capabilities in addition to its core distribution services.

Through its award-winning community relations program, Avnet brings together its customers, suppliers, and employees to create positive change in communities where we are located. On a global scale Avnet’s community outreach efforts serve a variety of needs – from children’s health and education to care for the elderly, from homelessness and hunger to disaster relief and the environment. In the Americas, the areas of focused charitable giving are education, children’s issues and technology.

Through programs such as Dollars for Doers, Matching Grants, and the Volunteer Recognition Awards, our Avnet Cares employee volunteer program recognizes, encourages and supports their passion for making the world a better place. From HandsOn Greater Phoenix’s Serve A Thon to back-to-school and holiday drives, from fundraising to softball tournaments that benefit nonprofits, Avnet employees exemplify the generosity at the heart of our community outreach efforts.

The Avnet Tech Games is an annual technology competition offering college students an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. Since its inception, more than $225,000 has been awarded to 1,800 students and 100 faculty members representing 76 colleges.

For the fifth year in a row, Avnet is ranked No. 1 in our industry in Fortune magazine's list of "Most Admired Companies." To learn more about Avnet’s Community Relations activities, visit this link.

Pimco Foundation
Our Mission: To empower people globally to reach their full potential. PIMCO's commitments go beyond investment management. In addition to focusing on meeting our responsibilities to the people and institutions who rely on us to manage their retirement and investment assets, we contribute to the communities where we work and live by giving our time and resources through The PIMCO Foundation.

Participating Underwriters

Disneyland Disneyland
Located on approximately 500 acres in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and the newly reimagined Disney California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s three hotels are the 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the 969-room Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. With 25,000 Cast Members, the Disneyland Resort is Orange County’s largest employer and generates $4.7 billion for the Southern California economy. The Resort has welcomed more than 600 million guests since opening on July 17, 1955. For detailed information about the Disneyland Resort, please visit http://publicaffairs.disneyland.com.

HCL Technologies is the global IT services arm of the $6 billion HCL Enterprise and a leading provider of business transformation, enterprise & custom applications, infrastructure management, business process outsourcing, and engineering services. Leveraging an extensive global network of offices in 31 countries, HCL provides holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its ‘Employees First’ philosophy, which empowers its 90000 transformers to create real value for over 500 forward looking customers.

Teva Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic, innovative and specialty medicines, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's leading generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,000 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries. For more information visit tevapharm.com

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