You may know about Biamp’s mission to connect people through extraordinary audiovisual experiences. What you might not be aware of is our commitment to creating opportunities within the audiovisual industry and throughout our communities via our corporate giving initiatives, which also provide Biamp employees with chances to support organizations they feel passionately about.
This summer, our Charitable Leadership and Wellness Committees have been busy working with non-profits both locally and globally to put our mission into action. These committees help organize volunteer activities and select organizations to contribute to financially.
Below are highlights from some our recent work with Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls, Habitat for Humanity, and PDX Pop Now!
Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls
As a company, we’re committed to supporting programs that encourage a love of sound in young audiences. This summer we’ve partnered with Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls to sponsor their summer camp programs that, per their mission statement, “build confidence and self-esteem through music creation and performance, encouraging women, girls, and gender expansive folk through collaborative music creation.” Our donations to Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls directly benefit the purchase and maintenance of audio equipment which the program can reuse for several seasons, allowing attendees to express themselves for years to come.
Habitat for Humanity
Biamp supports Habitat for Humanity of the Willamette Valley via annual employee volunteer days put together by our Wellness Committee. This year, our Portland team assisted in housing construction in the Denny Gardens community. Team members helped with finishing details such as trim and door work, painting, and cleaning to ensure the houses are move-in ready. Upon completion, these homes will provide shelter for 16 families in need.
PDX Pop Now!
PDX Pop Now! has been dedicated to stimulating participation in the Portland music scene since 2004. As an all-volunteer organization, PDX Pop Now! aspires to advance a sustainable community which values inclusivity and a high caliber of artistry, enabling a creative dialogue between artist and audience through its annual music festival.
Biamp is proud to support PDX Pop Now!, and its mission to promote audio engineering to underserved youth communities throughout the Portland area through mentoring, education, and scholarships. This was our first year sponsoring the event, which showcased over two dozen acts across various genres.
“We recognize that a strong community is an active one,” said Rashid Skaf, Biamp’s President and CEO. “Our employee-driven philanthropic and charitable support encompasses a diverse list of organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, The PDX Jazz Festival, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and The Global FoodBanking Network, to name just a few. Our leadership team is very proud of the team members who lend their time, energy, and enthusiasm to these worthy causes.”
To learn more about Biamp and our charitable work, visit www.biamp.com.