The Flying Musicians Association has been selected to participate in Hewlett Packard’s Social Impact Initiative program, in which HP’s nearly 300,000 employees may donate directly to FMA, and HP will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000 annually. HP is also allowing its employees to perform up to four hours per month of volunteer work for FMA on HP time.
“HP encourages and even incentivizes employees to fulfill the vision of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, founders of HP, as stated in the following message. ‘I am pleased to be a part of a large Global IT leader that walks the talk when it comes to Social Impact & Sustainability on an ongoing basis,’” Dunai said.
John Zapp, co-founder of FMA, said, “We are so excited about this opportunity because we are kindred souls with the folks in the Information Technology field. Just poll the group and you will see how many pilots are also IT folks as well as musicians. We see this as a natural extension, one that unifies us all towards inspiring, educating and encouraging others.”
Anyone may donate directly to FMA through the YourCause website, officials note. Donations can go to specific programs, at the donor’s discretion.