Application for assistance may be completed by the teammate in need or someone else on behalf of the teammate. Applications are reviewed by, and subject to approval of, the foundation board. Funds are allocated based on the hardship situation in accordance with the Foundation guidelines and mandates. Submitting this form does not guarantee eligibility for or award of funds.
Please note: Disbursement of funds can take up to four weeks, though the committee will do its best to accommodate urgent financial needs. If you receive financial support from the Foundation, you will be required to provide receipts detailing your use of the funds.
All fields are required. Failure to provide complete information could delay your application and result in additional information needed.
I had been donating to the In it Together Foundation since its inception, not believing it very likely that I would actually need to apply to it for assistance myself one day. That changed after one of my parents outside the US unexpectedly passed away. Since bereavement fares are a thing of the past, the ticket price of a last-minute transatlantic flight was well beyond my reach. In a moment of clarity, I remembered Insight’s In it Together Foundation and decided a predicament like mine might be considered. Because of the Foundation, I was able to attend the funeral service. This foundation is a rare and incredible benefit. I started donating simply because I thought it was a neat and original way to help out my teammates, but not until now do Iy understand and appreciate what it means.
I am the sole provider for our family while my husband is a stay-at-home dad to our infant son. My husband was hospitalized unexpectedly, and within 36 hours put on life support due to a neurological disorder. I was unaware if there would be brain damage, when or if he would wake up and how I would financially support us if I was unable to go to work. The In It Together Foundation financially supported my time off while he was hospitalized and in recovery. It helped ease my mind knowing I could support my son and pay bills during this traumatic time. By the grace of God, my husband recovered and returned home to a stay-at-home dad again. My teammates’ emotional support and the Foundation’s financial support saved our family from more trouble than we were already facing. I can’t even put into words how much all of this means to me.
I found myself in a very stressful situation. My spouse was unemployed, and we were unable to pay our rent. I reached out to the In It Together Foundation not even thinking that I would get a response right away. I was wrong. Given my delicate circumstance (my family I were facing eviction), they reached out to me immediately and paid our rent. This allowed us to keep the roof over our heads and get back on our feet until my spouse began receiving income from a new job. The Foundation is absolutely heaven-sent. My family and I appreciate everyone who contributes and works to keep this Foundation alive. It truly made a difference in my life.
When a series of life–altering circumstances hit at once, I felt defeated. I was not sure how I could manage the financial downfall of the expenses I was facing. My stress levels were astronomical, and I was losing sleep. I turned to the In It Together Foundation for support. I was overwhelmed with gratitude when they approved my application. Today, I am feeling much better and confident that brighter days are ahead, thanks to the Foundation. Once the dust has settled, I plan toy support the Foundation and I urge all Insighters to do the same. You never know when you, or a teammate may need a shoulder to lean on. The In It Together Foundation is working miracles.
The In it Together Foundation has allowed me to go on living as normal of a life as I can after discovering that I have a terminal disease that almost took my life four months ago. I now have to remain on Long Term Disability, as my illness has prevented me from working while awaiting a liver transplant. Disability Insurance cut my income abruptly by 40%, and I had to wait a month with no income whatsoever. My bank had me in pre–foreclosure, my car was about to be repossessed, and my medical bills were piling up. The Foundation’s assistance has allowed me to get my mortgage and car payments current. If it weren’t for the Foundation, I would have lost everything on top of trying to remain healthy and stress free while awaiting a lifesaving surgery. The In it Together Foundation can count on all of my donations in the future.
As someone who went through a medical crisis of my own, I recognize the necessity for program like this. When I was sick, my team here at Insight took it upon themselves to raise quite a bit of money to help with my medical bills. I can’t tell you how grateful I was. I intend to pay it back by making a contribution through payroll deduction.
Jennifer has worked at Insight for over 11 years and is currently Vice President of Human Resources. She received her MBA from Arizona State University in 2000. Jennifer’s community involvement includes volunteering at her children’s school and acting as Treasurer for her Homeowner’s Association.
Anna has worked at Insight for over 6 years and is currently Director of Finance. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and volunteers with local churches to facilitate Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This involves assisting people with their personal household budgets to eliminate debt and save for emergencies and retirements.
Karim has been with Insight since 2010 and is currently Director of Legal and Senior Associate Counsel (Corporate and Global Sales). He has been qualified to practice law in the State of Arizona (2006) and British Columbia, Canada (2000). His prior community involvement includes volunteering at his son’s elementary school, community improvement projects through the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout program and pro bono legal work. Karim has also served as an adjunct professor (business law) at Summit Law School of Arizona, a recently established ABA accredited law school in the State of Arizona.
Ami has worked at Insight for over 13 years and is currently Director of Sales. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University. His community service involvement includes participation in Junior Achievement. Ami is also an Arizona Sun Devil alumni club member.
Michael has worked at Insight for over 12 years and is currently Vice President of Managed Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His community involvement includes volunteering at food bank drives and various donations to charitable organizations.
Mathew has worked at Insight for over 7 years and is currently a Director in the IT Department. He received a BBA in Finance from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Arizona State University–W.P. Carey School of Business. He also holds a PMP Certification. Mathew’s community service included volunteering in a neighborhood restoration project in the Chicago area. He has also led the United Way campaign for a prior employer.
Erica Revere has been with Insight for over 8 years and is currently an Operations Manager in Managed Services. She studied Chemistry at Xavier University in Louisiana and prior community activities include involvement in the local area Boys and Girls Club. Erica financially donates to various charitable organizations and is a huge advocate of cancer research through foundations such as Livestrong and Susan G. Komen.
How will I know if my application has been approved?
You will be contacted by the In it Together Foundation Board Administrator when a decision has been reached about your application or if more information is requested. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long will it take to receive funds if my application is approved?
Disbursement of funds can take up to four weeks, though the committee will do its best to accommodate urgent financial needs.
How do I provide more information for my application to be considered?
Email the In it Together Board administrator, email@example.com.
I’d like to request more funds than what was provided. How can I do that?
Once you have received a decision of funding, and/or received funds, you will need to submit a new application
If I receive funds from the Foundation, why do I have to submit receipts?
The Foundation operates as a public charity. There are certain requirements that must be met to ensure charitable funds are used for their intended purpose. One such requirement is filing receipts to account for the funds granted to recipients.
Are teammates in other countries eligible for this program?
Due to certain tax restrictions, only teammates in the U.S. are eligible for funding at this time.
I’d like to change my payroll deduction amount, but it’s not Open Enrollment time. How can I do that?
Contact Benefits to change or cancel your payroll deduction. You can change your payroll deduction for the Foundation at any time of the year.
Why did Insight begin this Foundation?
Insight wants to support teammates during times of crisis. This Foundation uses a streamlined application process to provide financial assistance to teammates in need. Applications are considered using a consistent decision–making model, so dissemination of funds is fair and equitable. After all, during good times and bad, we’re in it together.
How is this Foundation funded?
Insight provided a donation to begin the Foundation. Insight teammates fund the Foundation through payroll deductions. Thanks to all who donate generously to this fund to help fellow teammates!
Why is this a 501(c)3 organization, not part of Insight?
Providing funds through the public charity does two things. First, it is a tax–deductible donation for all teammates who donate throughout the year. Second, there are no tax implications for teammates who receive funds through the Foundation.
How does the Foundation determine which applications receive funding?
The Foundation's Board of Directors reviews all applications on a weekly basis. All identifying information is redacted from the documentation so that the person requesting assistance remains anonymous during the decision making process. Those applications that meet the criteria in accordance with the Foundation guidelines and mandates are approved and funded.
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