April 12, 2010
Sam's Club has announced the launch of Giving Made Simple, an online voting campaign to determine how the company should allocate $4 million in charitable contributions to organizations dedicated to youth education and entrepreneurship.
More than 47 million Sam's Club members and 100,000 U.S. associates can cast one vote per day for their preferred nonprofit through May 2, 2010. In each category the top vote-getter will receive $1 million, the runner-up $500,000, and the others $250,000 each.
"Giving Made Simple is an exciting addition to our charitable efforts and complements our core business strategy that puts our members first in everything we do at Sam's Club," said president and CEO Brian Cornell. "We believe that unlocking the potential of entrepreneurs is essential to the prosperity of our economy, and with the help of these leading organizations we are preparing our youth for life-long success and enabling small business owners to thrive and succeed."