Apogee Electronics Supports MusiCares
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Apogee Contributes to David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the well-being of our local and global communities, Apogee has been a contributor to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Apogee’s contributions have directly assisted UCLA in successfully launching new programs for elderly and complex patients and helped to further their efforts in educating the next generation of healthcare providers who look after them.
Wheels for Humanity
UCP Wheels for Humanity collects new and used wheelchairs in the U.S., and both distributes and custom-fits them to very poor kids in countries like Ethiopia, Mexico, Vietnam, Uganda, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Mongolia, Thailand, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and now Cuba. Their families would not have the means in a lifetime to be able to purchase such equipment.
Thank you all so much for following the incredible family of girls in Kenya we are so proud to support at Apogee. The girls had a bit of a shock this month when they were asked to leave their home. Their apartment building was being shut down and demolished by the government- the structure didn’t meet housing standards. But not to worry! Zitah was able to secure a new home and the girls have moved to another gated community just outside of the slums of Nairobi.
A Place to Call Home
Apogee Electronics has been a supporter of Corazon de Vida Foundation (CDV) for over 8 years, providing not only funding, but also an opportunity for employees to participate in visits to the orphanages and to be a consistent presence in the lives of the children.
Holiday Greetings from Kenya
Please take a moment to read these letters sent from Kibera, Kenya where Apogee provides housing and education for an amazing young woman, Zitah, and her sisters.
We hope it brings you all a little holiday cheer as it did for us!
Apogee Sponsors Corazon de Vida Foundation’s Annual Career Day
Apogee was proud to sponsor Corazon de Vida Foundation’s annual career day in Ensenada, Mexico. The event provided Jr. high and high school teens living at the CDV-supported orphanages with an opportunity to learn about
Apogee attends UCLA’s Evening of Environmental Excellence
On Friday, March 21st, 2014 Apogee sponsored an event recognizing environmental leadership and activism in support of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Rock to Recovery
Apogee is proud to sponsor Rock to Recovery, a program that gives recovering addicts, troubled teens, and victims of the abuse the opportunity to express themselves through music during the early stages of recovery.
Yoly’s Story: Tacloban City, Philippines
Apogee’s Yoly Enriquez volunteered in Tacloban City with the non-profit organization, Experiential Learning International. While there, Yoly lived with and helped the people of Tacloban City as she learned about their lifestyle and culture. Her productive visit is a great example of Apogee’s commitment to serving the greater worldwide community.
Apogee Sponsors Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Summer Camp
Pittsburgh became the 50th worldwide location of the Girls Rock! Institute, where a weeklong day camp was held for girls ages 6-16. Apogee Electronics was proud to sponsor the musical empowerment program, which aims to foster confidence and encourage creative expression for girls and women through music.
Apogee Software Engineer, Daesuk, aids the needy in Hungary
During this past summer I took advantage of Apogee’s Volunteer Program and made the trip to Budapest, Hungary where my mission team from Sarang Community Church spent two weeks helping the homeless and kids from gypsy slums by serving food and performing music and skits.
Apogee donates iPads to local middle school
November 2012 – Apogee recently donated 6 Apple iPads to Thomas Edison Middle School in Los Angeles for a learning lab where students could interact with the technology and enhance their educational experience.
Letters from Kibera
Told by Apogee’s Alexandria Jackson, ‘Letters From Kibera’ gives a first hand look at life in Kibera, Kenya where Apogee provides housing and education for an amazing young woman, Zitah, and her sisters.
Amnesty’s Electric Burma Concert
Driving Opportunities: Rancho El Faro Orphanage
The Kalabia Marine Conservation Vessel
Located in the global epicenter of marine biodiversity and with approximately ten times the coral diversity of the entire Caribbean Sea, Raja Ampat is undeniably one of the top global priorities for marine conservation.
Dean’s Story: Siglufjordur, Iceland
“Volunteering with “World Wide Friends” in Siglufjordur, Iceland was a monumental experience. The trip afforded us both a deeper understanding of the environmental issues facing Iceland and the opportunity to ‘roll up our sleeves’ and help the preservation efforts first hand.” –Dean Hinds
Mick’s Story: The Corazon de Vida Foundation
“Mick Patterson has 750 children. At least that is what he says whenever he talks about “his kids,” down in Baja. Mick is responsible for having spearheaded Apogee’s initiative and involvement with the Corazon de Vida foundation that supports fourteen orphanages in Baja California, Mexico.”
Elvira Ovalle: Costa Rica Volunteer Abroad Program, Soup Kitchen in Heredia Area.
“The Volunteer program in Costa Rica has been one of the greatest trips of my life…Working at the Soup Kitchen to feed the poor and hiking at the Rainforest. This experience was Amazing and my family enjoyed it- a must for everyone’s life.” –Elvira Ovalle
A portion of Apogee Electronics’ profits has been distributed among the following charities:
Apogee Employees… Making the World a Better Place
The Apogee Volunteer Program
Apogee Electronics’ Volunteer Program funds ten employees each calendar year to participate in a week-long program anywhere in the world. Apogee pays for the entire cost of the program, including round-trip airfare to each destination. The Volunteer Program provides a unique opportunity to employees by offering the chance to cultivate relationships and have meaningful experiences in the greater worldwide community, and all at no expense to the employee except that the week is considered a part of his/her yearly vacation time.
For many years…
Apogee Electronics has supported a number of nonprofit organizations around the world, as well as several in its immediate community. Today, Apogee funds a group of organizations in an ongoing effort to join the fight against child homelessness and abuse, world poverty and HIV/AIDS, among other issues. As Apogee grows, so does its commitment to the environment and the community within which it exists.
Please address questions and comments about our charities or philanthropic efforts to Alexandria Jackson at Alexandria@apogeedigital.com
Thank you so much for taking the time and interest to check out our philanthropic efforts!