Monday, July 14, 2008

Primavera Provides Anchor Contribution for PMI Educational Foundation

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Primavera Systems, Inc., the world's leading provider of project, portfolio and resource management software, is contributing $1 million to support the humanitarian and educational programs of the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF).

"Social responsibility and education are two of project management's greatest goals," said Gregory Balestrero, president and chief executive officer of Project Management Institute (PMI) and chief operating officer of the PMI Education Foundation. "As project management continues to broaden its influence globally, we must do so in ways that benefit people in need of relief operations and people who are underserved socially and educationally. With the support of corporate leaders like Primavera, the PMI Educational Foundation is making a positive impact."

The PMI Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a not-for-profit, non-political organization that champions project management knowledge and skills for educational and social good. Founded in 1990 by PMI, the PMI Education Foundation provides scholarships, confers awards, sponsors research, prepares and disseminates project management-related educational material and awards financial grants to support project management life skills and humanitarian programs.

Primavera is a software company that provides business solutions for a project-driven world. The company helps organizations identify which projects are most important, and makes it easy for people to work collaboratively on those projects to deliver them successfully. Primavera solutions are industry-specific and highly scalable, with the power to support global enterprises. Projects collectively worth more than $6 trillion have been completed using Primavera.

With more than 265,000 members in 170 plus countries, the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) is the leading membership association for the project management profession and the largest association dedicated to project management in the world.

This donation will be the cornerstone to support educational and humanitarian programs, including providing tools to relief and development organizations.

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