GlobalHack announces Mastercard will lead sponsorship of Code with a Cause

Award funds events to develop tech tools for 10 local nonprofits

JANUARY 24, 2019 (ST. LOUIS)GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that drives social impact through technology, announced today an award of $30,000 from Mastercard to fund Code with a Cause 2019, a unique event that pairs ten local nonprofits with teams of tech professionals to design real-world tech tools.

The weekend-long event taking place February 22 through 24, 2019, recruits tech professionals who are passionate about using their skills to help the community. Those professionals work around the clock for the weekend to design tech solutions for challenges faced by 10 local nonprofits, selected by committee from a pool of applications.

Mastercard joins the event as Presenting Sponsor in 2019. The global company, with its operations and technology headquarters in O’Fallon, Missouri, is committed to being a force for good in the world, aiming to advance social sustainability in every aspect of their work. The company has been a long-time supporter of GlobalHack’s software development competitions that bring together hundreds of technologists to design prototypes addressing some of our community’s most pressing challenges.

“At Mastercard, we use technology every day to make payments safe, simple and smart for our customers,” said Deann Donohue, director of community relations at Mastercard. “This event brings that same concept to the non-profit sector, driving innovative solutions to our community’s most difficult challenges. Mastercard is proud to help strengthen the St. Louis region by supporting Code with a Cause.”

Local company 1904labs is a Supporting Sponsor for the event, with more supporters signing on through the end of January. GlobalHack will invite projects from ten local nonprofits: ALIVE, ACLU of Missouri, Generate Health, Girls in the Know, Home Sweet Home, Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper, Saint Louis BWorks, St. Louis College Prep, St. Louis Earth Day and Wings of Hope.

ABOUT GLOBALHACK

GlobalHack, launched in 2013, drives social impact through technology. We organize events that kickstart community-focused software projects and deliver accessible computer science education opportunities for kids. Learn more at www.globalhack.org.

ABOUT MASTERCARD

Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

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