SIS 2016: Why Microsoft Views Philanthropy as Part of Its Mission

As head of Microsoft's philanthropic efforts, Mary Snapp plays a key role in steering the use of Microsoft talents and resources for the greater good. We spoke with her at Social Innovation Summit to learn more about what Microsoft is doing to make the world a better place. Check out more of our coverage from Social Innovation Summit 2016 to learn more about technology's potential for good.


    • Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Philanthropies

Video Highlights

  • Philanthropy is a key part of Microsoft's overarching mission to improve lives worldwide
  • Integrating with the larger business at Microsoft ensures philanthropic projects retain visibility
  • New technologies from Microsoft such as Eye Gaze Technology, which allowed former football Steve Gleason to control his wheelchair with his eyes
Jun 08 2016