*Ellie Mae Reaches Out And Gives Back*
***Origination vendor Ellie Mae has a program called EllieCares, where they have corporate volunteer projects. Just last month Ellie Mae undertook a Habitat for Humanity project in Walnut Creek. Over the past four years more than 70 percent of Ellie Mae’s Bay Area staff has participated in company-affiliated volunteer efforts.
****In the business world, Ellie Mae’s mortgage technology solution has influenced the way mortgage bankers and brokers conduct business. In the community, Ellie Mae employees have helped play a role in improving the lives of people. Ellie Mae’s community efforts are spearheaded by EllieCares, a program conceived and run by Ellie Mae employees. Company volunteers identify areas of need in our community, partner with local non-profits and mobilize Ellie Mae staff to assist via out-of-office workdays and in-office fundraisers and events.
****Ellie Mae encourages employee participation by providing paid volunteer days that aren’t counted against vacation time. In addition, Ellie Mae matches employee contributions to certain company-sponsored fundraising events. For example, Ellie Mae’s Encompass Experience 2012 in Las Vegas was more than just three days of advising clients on how to maximize their use of Encompass360. It was also an opportunity to help disadvantaged local youth.
****From Oct. 1-3, Ellie Mae staff and client attendees built more than 70 bicycles that will be distributed by the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation at its annual bike day. In addition, Ellie Mae donated $10,000 towards building 100 more bicycles. In total, more than 200 disadvantaged Las Vegas youth will be positively impacted by the company’s efforts.
****“Ellie Mae’s generous donation was a wonderful surprise,” said H Waldman, a Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation board member. “Their generosity and commitment to help the underprivileged youth in Las Vegas will directly touch the hearts and lives of more than 200 children. It was a great pleasure and honor that Ellie Mae was willing to work this past year with the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation. We cannot thank them enough.”