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Colleen Cassity

Executive Director, Oracle Corporation Foundation

Biography

Colleen Cassity is Executive Director of the Oracle Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle and committed to helping students develop the technical acumen, creative confidence, empathy, and grit to become outstanding designers of solutions to people’s needs and the world’s problems. The Foundation’s program engages Oracle employees as volunteer instructors, who coach high school students through multi-day workshops at the intersection of STEAM disciplines and design thinking. Workshops teach coding, electronics, and user-centered design. Workshops culminate in design challenges in domains such as Wearable Technology, IoT, 3D Design and Production, and Data Visualization. Students use their new skills and knowledge, plus design thinking, to prototype solutions for real users.

In addition to managing the Foundaion, Colleen oversees Oracle Giving, which annually donates approximately US$14 million in cash to nonprofit organizations around the world working to advance Education, protect the Environment, and enrich Community life.

Colleen also directs the Oracle Volunteers program, through which 30,000+ employees in 45 countries annually donate approximately 100,000 hours to 500+ nonprofits working in Education, Environment and Community.

She is editor of the biennial Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report and supervises external reporting on corporate social responsibility (CSR), including philanthropy, volunteerism, and sustainability.

Regional Focus

Middle East and North Africa, North America, South America, Southeast Asia