Recognition Underscores the Company's Commitment to Philanthropy in Northern California and Beyond
San Jose, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2020 – Cohesity today announced that it has been named Corporate Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year by Special Olympics Northern California (SONC). The company was honored as a part of the Special Olympics Volunteers of the Year Awards Show held virtually on Oct. 18.
“Giving back to the communities we work and live in is a staple of Cohesity’s philosophy, and we are extremely honored to be recognized by Special Olympics Northern California as Corporate Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year,” said Mohit Aron, founder and CEO, Cohesity. “We are proud to be associated with an organization that has done so much for the Northern California region, giving countless children and adults the opportunity to demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop meaningful skills and friendships that can last a lifetime.”
“We’re so grateful to foster long-term relationships with our corporate partners and can’t thank Cohesity enough for their dedication and support,” said David Solo, president and CEO of Special Olympics Northern California. “Cohesity believes in our mission to enrich the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports and is playing an active role to build a more inclusive world. We are proud to recognize Cohesity as our 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year and look forward to growing the partnership in the future.”
SONC event sponsored by Cohesity, with Cohesity CEO Mohit Aron, SONC employee, SONC athlete Lindsay, Hall of Fame Receiver Jerry Rice, and SONC Athlete Ryan.
Cohesity has worked with SONC on a number of initiatives, including:
SONC’s Volunteers of the Year Awards Show streamed on the organization’s Facebook and YouTube channels and recognized recipients based on their impact in 2019 and prior. As an organization, SONC relies on the support of more than 28,000 volunteers to keep all programs and services free for athletes and their families. Volunteers of the Year are usually celebrated at the annual Summer Games, which was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The 2019 SONC Volunteers of the Year included:
Since March and also due to COVID-19, SONC has initiated a number of virtual programs and resources for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their communities, as in-person events have been suspended through the end of the year. For more information about SONC’s current programs and to support the organization, visit SONC.org.
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