Apple’s charitable matching program for its employees was an initiative started by Tim Cook shortly after becoming the company’s new chief executive. Under the program, Apple matches any donations made by its employees — up to $10,000 per year, that is — to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.
The only catch was that you had to be a full-time U.S. worker. According to a tweet, however, Apple has officially opened up the program to its part-time employees in the United States and is planning to do the same thing internationally soon. I was a huge fan of Steve Jobs, but this program should have been implemented a long time ago by a company that flirts with Exxon Mobil as the world’s most valuable corporation. Great work, Tim Cook.