It’s more than simply the right thing to do: being a good corporate citizen is strategically vital to attracting and retaining top talent, operating ethically, and fueling growth. It means being responsible not only to our shareholders, but also to our stakeholders—those affected by and with an interest in our activities—including employees, customers, investors, partners, society, and the environment. Operating at the highest, most transformative level of citizenship, we integrate social and environmental considerations into daily operations and catalyze positive change through our philanthropy.
Colleen Cassity is the executive director of the Oracle Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle and committed to reinventing education.
Colleen also oversees the Oracle Giving and Oracle Volunteers programs, which donate funds and time to nonprofit organizations around the world to advance education, protect the environment, and strengthen communities.
She is also the editor of the Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report and leads external reporting on corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, volunteerism, and sustainability.
In 2014, Colleen was the inaugural recipient of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s “Practitioner of the Year” award, given to an individual who sets a gold-standard example for best practices and leadership in corporate philanthropy and/or corporate responsibility.
Colleen joined Oracle in 2000. Prior to that, she helped build Juma Ventures, one of San Francisco’s seminal social enterprises, now recognized as a national model for improving the life prospects of low-income, high-risk youth.