Software Company Viventium Forgoes SHRM Conference Opulence To Donate $20K To Two New Orleans Charities
NEW ORLEANS – Unlike the hundreds of HR software companies in town this week spending tens of thousands of dollars on extravagant booth displays at the New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., one company will instead donate the money to local charities and build its booth using cardboard boxes.
Viventium, a transformative, living, and purely cloud-based HCM solution that provides actionable business insight, is donating to two local charities that put its SHRM conference concept of “Daring to Live Remarkably” into action every day, company reps said.
“At Viventium, we are hyper-focused on people, and our team wanted our presence at this year’s SHRM conference to align with who we are as a company,” said Viventium CEO Gary Trainor. “Donating to local charities that are doing remarkable work rather than spending all of that money on a fancy convention booth is one way we can extend our corporate culture into the community.”
Viventium will present a $10,000 check on Sunday, June 18, on the exhibit floor to Second Harvest, a charity that provides emergency food assistance and disaster relief in New Orleans and throughout the region. A simultaneous live broadcast will take place on Second Harvest’s Facebook page at 3:30 p.m.
“We’re thrilled that Viventium, an HR software company in town for a convention, is taking the time to recognize the remarkable work that Second Harvest is doing in people’s lives in New Orleans and across the country,” said Second Harvest President and CEO Natalie Jayroe.
Viventium will also deliver $10,000 worth of “wish list” items to the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter at its Liberty Street shelter on Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.. Shelter representatives said the goods will meet about a year’s worth of their needs for many items.
“We are grateful to Viventium for their donation, which will help impact the lives of so many women and children in New Orleans,” said NOWCS Executive Director Dawn Bradley-Fletcher.