Permissionless, the crypto cultural event of the year, will be held from May 17th – 19th in Palm Beach, Florida. Blockworks has generously agreed to donate $100,000 for the first 3,000 event tickets sold, with an additional $25,000 donated for every subsequent 500 tickets. The first $100,000 installment is planned to be donated on March 23rd.
In an effort to help spread awareness for crypto education and to promote women in tech, Blockworks has chosen Girls Who Code as the recipient of this grant.
This campaign represents a first for The Giving Block and a major crypto conference partnering to give back from ticket proceeds, and is a novel way for conference organizers to donate to nonprofits that are aligned with their values.
Girls Who Code is excited to take part in this opportunity and be the first recipient of a donation based on ticket proceeds. “At Girls Who Code, we understand that it’s not enough to foster a passion for computer science among girls and young women. We also need to build pathways to ensure that they are given equal access to opportunities that turn their interest into lucrative and exciting careers,” said Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code. “We’re grateful for the support from Blockworks as we work to close the gender gap in tech, level the playing field for our most marginalized students, and build a tech workforce that’s representative of the diverse world we live in today.”
“I can think of no two better partners for this initiative than Girls Who Code, which has an incredible legacy of using technology to further equality, and The Giving Block, which has defined what it means to use crypto as a force for good,” said Jason Yanowitz, Co-founder of Blockworks. “We’re honored to partner with such incredible organizations for this initiative, and look forward to the deeper meaning that this will bring to the Permissionless conference.”
“Blockworks continues to lead by example and we are incredibly proud to partner with them to enable their social impact efforts. Their laudable desire to promote education and lower barriers to entry for women considering crypto career opportunities is one of the ways we reach mainstream adoption. Blockworks has a reputation for hosting some of the best conferences in the space and this donation sets a great standard for how crypto companies can find innovative ways to support the causes they care about,” Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block.
Blockworks’ donation pledge comes at a timely inflection point. After a recent acquisition by payments company Shift4, The Giving Block has launched its own campaign called Caring With Crypto, through which $10 million of cryptocurrency donations will be matched 1:1 by Shift4 CEO Jared Isaacman as a way to help make crypto giving more visible to the general public. If Blockworks’ target donation goal is met, the impact can be doubled and result in a $600,000 total donation to Girls Who Code. Stay tuned for more information as Blockworks achieves its ticket sales milestones.
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About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Learn more about Girls Who Code here – https://girlswhocode.com/