Corporate Philanthropy Awards: More than 1,000 employees

Agilent TechnologiesEmphasis on STEM, health and human services, environment

Agilent Technologies has played a major leadership role in addressing key quality-of-life issues in the North Bay for more than 40 years.

The company's corporate citizenship objective is to be an economic, intellectual and social asset to each nation and community in which it operates, according to Ron Nersesian, Agilent executive vice president and chief executive officer as well as president of Keysight Technologies.

[caption id="attachment_90117" align="alignleft" width="350"] Agilent employee Michal Krombholz with extra ammunition for participant in Hungry Birds event at company's North Bay Discovery Day booth.[/caption]

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, Keysight will separate from Agilent and begin operating independently on Nov. 1. With 9,500 employees in 30 countries, Keysight makes electronic-measurement technology and market-leading test solutions to customers around the world and continue our tradition of supporting organizations and programs that make Sonoma County a great place to live and work, Mr. Nersesian said.

Agilent has implemented its citizenship objective in several ways. The firm conducts an annual giving campaign encouraging employees to donate to nonprofit organizations with a dollar-for-dollar match. Over the past 10 years, more than $5.6 million has been raised, with a majority going to local nonprofits.

In the 2013 giving campaign, Agilent employee pledges and company matching funds totaled $640,000.

The company also participated in United Way of the Wine Country's 2013 Day of Caring, with an all-time record 406 Agilent employees working on more than 20 social-service agency projects.

Agilent's 2013 cash contributions totaled more than $820,000. That includes donations from the giving campaign, $110,000 in local sponsorships and $70,000 in Agilent Technologies Foundation grants to programs such as Audubon Canyon Ranch's Junipers junior naturalist program, North Bay Discovery Day science festival and Clean Air Challenge school science curriculum.

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