What’s good for Go Daddy is good for the community. This year’s financial success for the world’s largest provider of Web site addresses is translating into big dollars for charities and for the company’s own employees.
For the year, Go Daddy’s philanthropic works totaled $1.4 million in donations alone. The Scottsdale-based company helped organizations dedicated to a variety of causes, including domestic violence, child abuse, blind children, unwed mothers, homelessness, as well as Parkinson’s disease, Juvenile Diabetes, food banks and animal shelters.
“It’s important to us to make a difference in our community and all over the world,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons.
Mr. Parsons is known for his “surprise” contributions, as with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). At the JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter’s kick-off luncheon in September, Parsons was expected to announce the company’s $100,000 donation, but after listening to stories of families affected by the disease, he surprised everyone by standing up and pledging twice the amount.
Parsons also doubled his donation to needy children in Tucson, Arizona, this month. He did it in style, too, while riding his Harley-Davidson as the Grand Marshall for the Sun Riders 26th Annual Motorcycle Toy Parade benefiting Aviva Children’s Services.
Go Daddy’s own employees have also benefited from the company’s most successful year ever. More than $1 million was awarded to employees in 2007. Employee prizes included cash, cars, a year’s mortgage paid, a four-year college scholarship and a trip around the world that included 20 paid vacation days and $10,000 spending money.
“We learned a long time ago, happy employees are productive employees,” Parsons said after the company’s holiday party this year. “We hold fun contests all throughout the whole year.”
Go Daddy rented out Chase Field for their holiday party, hired the Gin Blossoms to entertain and gave away gifts to each and every employee. The event was hailed as “the party to end all parties” at a time when most companies are scaling back.
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