SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) raised more than $127,000 for charity as part of the company's 2017 United Way Workplace Giving Campaign. The company pledged to match each employee campaign donation, up to $5,000 per person.
Employees had the option to participate in the campaign with a one-time credit card donation, recurring paycheck deductions, or accrued vacation time (which was then monetized). They also had the chance to donate either to a United Way chapter or to another 501(c)(3) charity of their choice. Additionally, in-person fundraising events were held in San Diego and Clinton, Iowa.
"Bridgepoint Education's United Way Campaign allows our team members to maximize their impact on a non-profit that matters to them," said Andrew Clark, president and CEO of Bridgepoint Education. "Bridgepoint proudly partners with its employees through the company match to make a real difference in our communities. United Way changes lives, and we are honored to be a part of that change."
The United Way chapters supported by the campaign were Mile High United Way; United Way of Clinton County, Iowa; United Way of San Diego County; and Valley of the Sun United Way.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Lauren Coartney at 858.513.9240 x11636.
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