The Pure Good Foundation was established in 2015 with an employee-approved stock grant to continue and deepen employee engagement in our communities around the world. The foundation operates with the mission to accelerate positive change by harnessing the power of people, technology, and community to uplift youth through education-based initiatives. To date, the foundation has funded initiatives like Aim High, an initiative to expand opportunities for low-income middle school students and their teachers through a free summer learning and enrichment program, and the Prince's Trust in the UK that helps 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.
The foundation divides its philanthropic efforts across three areas:
Founder & Chief Architect, Pure Storage. John co-founded Pure Storage in 2009 after years working in computer engineering for Yahoo!, Bix.com, and Forterra Inc. John serves as president of the Pure Good Foundation Board of Directors.
Vice-President and General Counsel, Pure Storage. A Silicon Valley veteran, Joe joined the Pure team in 2013 following 12 years at Symantec where he served as Senior Vice-President of Legal and Public Affairs and oversaw the Symantec Foundation. In addition to his service in the board of Pure Good, Joe serves as a board member of the LOT Network.
Training & Sales Enablement, PureIQ Global Training, Pure Storage. Kelly spent five years working with the Sharks Foundation, the official charity arm of the San Jose Sharks, before joining Pure Storage in 2013 and later helping establish the Pure Good Foundation. Kelly has also served as Chair of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s Professional Advisory Council in Silicon Valley since 2013.