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Hewlett Packard Employees Donate Time and Dollars to FMA Cause
September 8, 2014: Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association is ecstatic to be selected to participate in Hewlett Packard’s Social Impact Initiative program whereby HP’s nearly 300,000 employees may donate directly to FMA, and HP will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000 annually. HP is also allowing its employees to perform up to four hours per month of volunteer work for FMA on HP time.

Anyone may donate directly to FMA through the YourCause website. Donations can go to specific programs, at the donor’s discretion.

Bruce Dunai, a long-time employee at HP and active FMA member, facilitated this program. Bruce said, “HP encourages and even incentivizes employees to fulfill the vision of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, founders of HP, as stated in the following message. ‘I am pleased to be a part of a large Global IT leader that walks the talk when it comes to Social Impact & Sustainability on an ongoing basis.’”

John Zapp, co-founder of FMA, said, “We are so excited about this opportunity because we are kindred souls with the folks in the Information Technology field. Just poll the group and you will see how many pilots are also IT folks as well as musicians. We see this as a natural extension, one that unifies us all towards inspiring, educating and encouraging others.”

About Hewlett Packard:
Hewlett-Packard Company (or HP) is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. More than 70 years ago, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard initiated a historic legacy of corporate citizenship based on a simple belief: "The betterment of our society is not a job to be left to a few. It is a responsibility to be shared by all.” From Dave Packard, “We carry this legacy forward through service in the local communities where we work and live. Every year, HP employees and retirees volunteer thousands of hours to support local charities and schools around the world. HP encourages employees to become involved in their communities by lending their time, talent, and expertise through volunteer efforts. We focus on the areas where we can make the biggest impact: education, entrepreneurship, health and the environment.”
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About the Flying Musicians Association, Inc.: The Flying Musicians Association (FMA), founded in 2009, is an organization of pilots who are musicians, spanning the globe, proficiency levels, and genres. The skills required to play an instrument and fly an aircraft have marked similarities, from precision and multitasking to listening and fine motor skills. By educating others about these common attributes, we hope to further interest in both. The goal is to share our passions in order to inspire, educate, and encourage others by creating enthusiasm and promoting personal growth in aviation and music. More:
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