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Community Involvement

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is

 ever wasted." - Aesop

At Engineered Software we believe that serving our communities is not only essential to running a successful business, it is part of our individual obligation as citizens of the world. ESI encourages positive citizenship by presenting philanthropic opportunities to our employees and supporting organizations that foster meaningful opportunities for civic engagement. We also serve our local communities by contributing to immediate and long-term relief efforts to help victims of natural disasters and unforeseen events.

ESI acknowledges that our actions shape our reputation, and we encourage everyone in the organization to play an active role in their community by donating their time, talent, or money. ESI often supports them by matching individual monetary contributions and allotting specified amounts of paid time for volunteer efforts.

How We Help

United Way

Engineered Software annually participates in giving to the United Way of Thurston County and has done so for over 10 years. Each year a new leader is selected to spearhead the efforts of the campaign. Whatever ESI employees contribute, the company matches dollar-for-dollar. In 2002 and again in 2006, Engineered Software, Inc. was named "Organization of the Year" by the United Way of Thurston County.

United Way of Thurston County "What I really enjoy about being involved in United Way is actually seeing the wide variety of agencies that the United Way supports in the community," said Carolyn Popp, President and Chief Technical Officer, "giving back to the community is everyone's responsibility."

For more information about the United Way, visit their website

Puget Sound Blood Center

Approximately once a month the Puget Sound Blood Mobile comes to Engineered Software and many of our employees donate a little of their time and a little of their claret to help save lives. As many as three lives can be saved for just one donation and an individual can safely give blood up to five times in a single year!

To learn more about the Puget Sound Blood Center, go to on the web.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love Employees at Engineered Software, Inc. have made their haircuts count. Both men and women from the ESI team have contributed to the non-profit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from many different diagnoses. It's a simple contribution that benefits the donor as much as the recipient.

"If I can't get a decent cut, I may as well just grow it out and give it away! Plus I haven't been a long haired freak in a while..."said Noah Roberts, Software Engineer at Engineered Software, Inc.

To learn how to help children through Locks of Love visit 

Therapy Dogs International, Inc.
Therapy Dogs
Engineered Software pets are not to be outdone! ESI's four-legged team members volunteer their time at local senior centers and in the local STARS & Respite Care Program. Stella is a registered therapy dog since 2002 and shares her time making new friends at the STARS program at the Olympia Senior Center.

"You would have to know her to know how perfect her personality is for therapy dog work. She is very careful and attentive, and always seems to know when someone needs a little extra love," said Shannon Steketee, Stella's owner and Project Manager for PUMP-FLO Solutions."If someone was having a bad day, sitting for a few minutes petting her seemed to really make a difference."

For more information on the non-profit organization, Therapy Dogs, International, Inc. visit their website here: 

Local Flood Relief

Recently our area was hit hard by the December 2nd, 2007 storms. As a reaction to the many people who were without power and were flooded out of their homes, employees at Engineered Software donated a bed and gift cards for groceries. Still another employee aided in the efforts to collect blankets for young children who were left homeless by the storm. Collecting enough to cover all the children in the Lewis County area and were able to donate the surplus to a couple of surrounding retirement centers. These donations were from many of our own employees that had experienced storm damage themselves but wanted to help those who lost everything.

Engineered Software also regularly gives to the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, Intercommunity Mercy Housing, Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Washington Chapter, the Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation, SafePlace Olympia, the Salvation Army, the Special Olympics, and Young Life of Greater Olympia.