SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff’s SF Gives initiative raised $10 million in two months as part of an anti-poverty campaign with the help of 20 local companies.
Daniel Lurie, who runs Tipping Point— a non-profit that puts businesses and other nonprofits in touch to fight poverty, only heard about the challenge two months ago from Benioff, who launched the effort.READ MORE: 6 Arrested After 2 Sideshows In Vallejo
“We started this challenge 60 days ago. We had an initial seven or eight companies at that point. We went out and found 12 more. We already have companies calling us saying they’d like to jump in.” Lurie said they’ve even received calls of interested businesses as recently as Wednesday.READ MORE: Plan For Urban Village At San Jose's New BART Station Raises Concerns With Local Businesses