From: Eric Whyne, CEO, Data Machines Corp.
Subj: Data Machines Corp. 2017 Charitable Giving Overview and End of Year Review
This last year has been good for us and we are excited to announce that because of our successes we were able to pass along our good fortune and provide over $50,000 dollars in charitable donations to worthy causes. As a stakeholder, customer, mentor, or friend we value you and wanted to share information about the decisions we are making with our resources. Please take the time to read through the list and please feel free to offer feedback.
We're still a very young company and in the process of formalizing processes for how we approach the balance of (what we feel is) the necessity of generous giving and the responsible management and funding of our own strategic goals as a business. We hope that 2018 ends as well as 2017 did, but the list of successful startups is short and we know we'll have to work just as hard in 2018. Diligently and aggressively supporting our current projects remains our number one priority (as it should be and will always be). We know that the success of our current endeavors will continue to lead naturally to our own future successes. In addition, we are launching two separate strategic business initiatives in 2018 which we have been internally incubating. I can't reveal too much about them yet, but each bit of code and action does fit into a larger picture which we're very excited about. Stay tuned as the master plan comes together.
Thank you again for your trust, support, confidence, mentorship, and friendship in 2017. Here's looking forward to a good 2018.
"I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common of those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things that we’d like to do but cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them." -C.S. Lewis
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