Prize Winners
Randy Olive
Ottawa, Canada
May 19, 2015

I have a career doing mostly research for the Government of Canada in politics, but I also have a background in computer programming and analysis. One of my favourite pastimes is hobby coding for the open source community. I found Charity Engine when I was looking for more ways to contribute my computer's time to the community. I decided to become involved because I like the simple model: the idea of using a computer's spare time to raise money for charity.

Steve Manister
Bournemouth, UK
October 6, 2014

Hello! My name is Steve and I live in Bournemouth, England with my wife Melissa. I work in IT for a large US bank which has its European, Middle East and African Technology & Operations Centre based locally. In my free time I am a keen karter, racing World Formula Karts at tracks around the South of England.

I have been supporting Charity Engine since May 2012 when it was profiled by the BBC. It's a fantastic concept and deserves to become a success and I will certainly keep on recommending it to everyone I know. And of course, raising money for good causes with a chance of winning cash prizes whilst expending minimal effort? What's not to like? :-)

Caleb Marhoover
Cincinatti, USA
April 24, 2014

I am constantly curious, but not entirely sure whether I'm an overt optimist, or simply stubborn. A student of both the arts and sciences, my work synthesizes quantitative and qualitative inquiries into a holistic line of questioning about the nature of the world and my place within it. 

I hold a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and will soon graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Geology.
Charlie Rogerson
Manchester UK
February 11, 2014

I spend a lot of my free time volunteering for a local animal sanctuary, so I've always had a lot of passion for charitable causes, and when I first heard about Charity Engine I thought it was a fantastic way to make a meaningful contribution to good causes while using minimal resources that otherwise just go unused. As long as my PC is on, Charity Engine will be too.

Joël Provost
Quebec, Canada
(Also won the draw 8 April 2013!)
November 26, 2013

I am at college studying biology and chemistry, and was already taking part in some Boinc projects before I heard of Charity Engine. I then decided that giving my computer time to help some scientific projects and giving some money to charities was the right thing to do.

I think that the prize draw is an excellent incentive to push people to participate. I have also told some of my friends about Charity Engine and got them involved. I will probably keep the money until I need to change my computer - and I will put the new one to work for CE too!