Inside Foundation

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Miss Us Yet? Your 2018 User Conference Round-up

With a new week upon us and the last bits of Foundation-branded cookies disappearing from the kitchen, it’s time to officially say goodbye to another year’s user conference. Held again at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, this year’s conference became a home away from home as well as a classroom for 350+ FOUNDATION clients. For three days, between Oct 3 and 5,...
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Google Isn’t the Only One Celebrating

Twenty years ago it took 16 diskettes to install FOUNDATION for a client. (It would take over 4,000 to equal the storage on your phone!) Now, we can download the software straight to their computer. A lot’s changed in the last 20 years. Fortunately, many people haven’t. This month we’re celebrating 20 years with Patty Walker, our installation coordinator and now our 11th employee to...
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Foundation at Play: Crocheting for a Cause

Ever wonder what the Foundation employees get up to in their free time? In our new series “Foundation at Play” we’re taking an inside look at all the employee-run clubs that call Foundation Software home — starting with the crochet and knitting club whose handmade goods are donated to babies in University Hospital’s NICU. Run by programmer/analyst, Mary Campagna, the crochet and knitting club began...
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Dear Mom and Dad

In 1978 I wrote my parents a five-page letter, diagrams included, detailing my decision to quit teaching. Shortly after, I gave my mother 24 envelopes for my car payments and student loans, converted the bucket seat of my car into a bed, and set off to make my own way. Looking back now, I’d say the letter was as much for me as for them....
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Another Year, Another Killer Company Picnic!

With a company of 300+, it can be difficult to regularly catch up on the day-to-day with everyone — though we certainly like to try. That’s why every year we make sure to set aside some time outside of work hours where employees and their families can get together, get to know each other a little better, relax and have some fun. Of course, finding...
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The Inaugural Foundation Games Bring Home the Gold This Summer

This July saw the beginning of a new Foundation tradition, an interdepartmental competition to exceed all others — where winners would take home more than bragging rights and losers would reap the benefits of free ice cream. It was dubbed The Foundation Games. It all started with an idea from one of the Employee Appreciation Committee members, but once introduced, it snowballed. “Once we got...
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Why Don’t You Take a Hike?

Summer break means something when you’re a kid. No schedules, no due dates, none of the stress that comes with the responsibilities of school — you’re able to take the time to recharge before it all starts again. I think it’s important to try and take a little bit of that summer revival back as an adult. This year, I kicked off my “summer break”...
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