Press Release

Summa Named a Salesforce Foundation Impact Partner


Company recognized for transforming donor engagement for one of the nation's largest charitable organizations 

Pittsburgh, PA.  June 4, 2015 - Building lifelong relationships with donors and delivering giving opportunities to donors in the channels they prefer is no longer a pipe dream for charitable organizations. Summa, a leading digital solutions consultancy, delivered this type of transformation for the United Way of Allegheny County and numerous non-profit and higher education organizations.  This led to the company's acceptance to the elite list of Salesforce Foundation partners. 


The Salesforce Foundation is based on a simple idea:  leverage 1% of the company's product, equity and time to improve communities around the world. Salesforce donates and discounts their products to help non-profits and higher education institutions increase their effectiveness, make grants to these organizations and encourage their employees to donate their time and energies to volunteerism.  

"We are pleased to join the Salesforce Foundation Partner Program," said Kristin Kiester, Salesforce Partner Manager for Summa.  "Our commitment to driving success for our customers and giving back to our community through our Summa Cares program aligns well with the mission of the Salesforce Foundation."

Summa was accepted into the Salesforce Foundation partner program based on its work with non-profits and educational institutions.  One of its most notable customers is the United Way of Allegheny County, where Summa has partnered to build a charitable giving platform that enables rapid creation of campaigns, personalized donation recommendations, social interaction and donor engagement that aligns interests and needs to create meaningful impact.  The United Way of Allegheny County and Summa are currently working with other United Way chapters across the country to build their own platforms and better engage donors.  

About Summa
Summa is a digital solutions consultancy that combines its human-centered design, strategy and agile software development capabilities to power businesses and deliver engaging customer experiences.  
Our strategic partnerships with technology leaders like Salesforce and IBM along with deep technical expertise in both on-premise and cloud applications allow us to employ the latest approaches to build the right solutions for our clients.  For more information, visit us at

About Foundation
Since the Foundation's inception in 1999, Salesforce technology has powered more than 23,000 nonprofit and higher education institutions; we've provided more than $68 million in grants; and our employees have logged more than 680,000 volunteer hours throughout the world. For more information on the Foundation, please visit



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