Committed to our clients, committed to our communities. Ellie Mae’s dedication to service goes beyond our clients and into our neighborhoods through employee-inspired philanthropic programs that aid both local and national charities.
Ellie Mae’s Fall into Giving Season
In 2017, we launched our Week of Giving Back initiative which focused our teammates on a unified goal: to give back and participate in local volunteer opportunities during the same week. By doing just one thing to better their community during that week, our employees are able to support causes that are important to them and help us make a company-wide difference both locally and globally. In 2019, we expanded the Week of Giving Back initiative to span the entire month of October with our Fall into Giving season. Check out highlights from our most recent Fall into Giving events.
MBA Opens Doors Foundation
Throughout the year, Ellie Mae organizes several activities to support the advancement of the MBA Open Doors Foundation's mission to provide rental and mortgage payment assistance to families with critically ill children. In 2019, Ellie Mae’s CEO, Jonathan Corr, was awarded the Foundation’s Community Champion Award for Ellie Mae’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness and donations for Opens Doors.
The Polar Plunge
Our Omaha office leads the Polar Plunge every year during which our brave teammates jump into a frozen lake to raise money in support of the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics receive all proceeds from the event to support their programming and events for over 8,200 athletes across the state of Nebraska.
Annual Ellie Cares Poker Tournament
Every year, our teammates gather together at our Pleasanton headquarters to compete in our Annual Poker Tournament for a chance to win prizes, bragging rights and the coveted Poker Tournament championship belt. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting our Ellie Cares initiatives.
Annual Bocce Tournament
Our Annual Bocce Tournament always gathers a crowd as teammates cheer and compete for the thrill of victory and the much sought after first place trophy. And during the tournament, teams are encouraged to make donations to the Special Olympics.
Habitat for Humanity
Ellie Mae supports several activities in partnership with Habitat for Humanity throughout the year. Some of these activities include organizing a playhouse build at our Pleasanton headquarters, participating in their Annual Women’s Build, as well as giving our teammates the opportunity to volunteer at their ReStore locations where donations are collected that can be used to restore existing homes (doors, hardware, furniture, and more) and sold to the general public.