Riverbed Kicks Off Community Connect Initiative with ‘20 Days of Service’ in November; New Program Provides Up to Five Volunteer Days Off Annually

20 days of volunteer service planned to commemorate Company’s 20th anniversary and will benefit over 20 global charities with 2,000 hours of planned community service



SAN FRANCISCO – November 10, 2022 – Riverbed® today announced Riverbed Community Connect, a company-wide volunteer effort to give back to the communities where employees live and work across the world. This year, to celebrate the Company’s 20th anniversary, Riverbed employees will participate in volunteer projects spanning 20 days – starting November 10 and concluding on November 29, Giving Tuesday –, providing over 2,000 hours of community service during that time. Riverbed Community Connect, launched earlier this year, encourages volunteering at non-profit organizations, providing employees with up to five volunteer days off annually.

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“Since its founding in 2002, Riverbed has been deeply committed to community service and volunteer programs that make a positive impact on the world, on a global and local level,” said Dan Smoot, President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverbed. “It is with great pride that we launched the Community Connect initiative on the 20th anniversary of the Company to provide employees with up to five volunteer days annually to volunteer locally in their communities or anywhere around the world. In commemorating this milestone, Riverbed is launching “20 days of Service” this month, where we’ll come together as a company to provide thousands of hours of community service, and make a meaningful difference for charitable organizations that help support people – including those underserved –, our communities, and important causes.”


Riverbed Community Connect volunteers will participate in group projects in the following cities:

  • U.S.: San Francisco; Sunnyvale/San Jose; Bethesda, MD; New York City; Boston, MA; Reston, VA and Durham, NC
  • EMEA: Barcelona; London; Munich; Bracknell, UK; Cluj, Romania and Dubai, UAE​
  • APJ: Bangalore; Sydney


Additionally, many employees in smaller offices or working out of home offices are volunteering at local projects in their communities and virtually through several projects led by Goodera, an organization that matches employees to virtual volunteer opportunities.


During the Riverbed Community Connect initiative “20 Days of Service” in November to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Company, Riverbed will support these charitable organizations, as well as many others:

A Wider Circle (Silver Spring, MD) Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp. (NYC, NY)
Al Noor (Dubai, UAE) Karunashraya (India)
Ananya Trust (India) Manna Food Center (Gaithersburg, MD)
Anudip Foundation (India) O Masa Calda (Cluj, Romania)
BADU, London (UK) Ronald McDonald House Charities (California, USA)
Backpacks for VIC kids (Australia) Sebastian’s Action Trust (UK)
Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (UK) Second Harvest Food Bank (San Jose, CA)
Civic Support (Cluj, Romania) SF Marin Food Bank (San Francisco, CA)
Contra Costa Food Bank (Concord, CA) The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust (South Africa)
Cornerstones (Reston, VA) Ted Noffs Foundation (Australia)
DOROT (U.S.) The Wish Project (North Chelmsford, MA)

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, (Durham, NC)

Over the past 20 years Riverbed has evolved into a company that is proven yet agile and trusted by thousands of partners, and market-leading customers globally – including 95% of the FORTUNE 100. Riverbed is focused on helping to make a difference and drive real impact for organizations, as they accelerate their digital strategies, and deliver seamless, secure digital experiences to users everywhere. As we enter the season of giving, Riverbed is giving employees an opportunity to make a difference in the communities we live and work in and deepening our partnerships with charities globally while organizing new volunteer efforts.

About Riverbed

Riverbed is the only company with the collective richness of telemetry from network to app to end user, that illuminates and then accelerates every interaction, so organizations can deliver a seamless digital experience and drive enterprise performance. Riverbed offers two industry-leading portfolios: Alluvio by Riverbed, a differentiated Unified Observability portfolio that unifies data, insights, and actions across IT, so customers can deliver seamless, secure digital experiences; and Riverbed Acceleration, providing fast, agile, secure acceleration of any app, over any network, to users anywhere. Together with our thousands of partners, and market-leading customers globally – including 95% of the FORTUNE 100 – we empower every click, every digital experience. Riverbed. Empower the Experience. Learn more at riverbed.com

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