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Hundreds of Global Dolby Laboratories Employees Engage in their Local Communities through Annual Dolby Cares Day Campaign

Dolby employees are providing thousands of hours of volunteer service in 20 global Dolby communities in less than three months

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2019 -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) employees and community partners participate in the annual Dolby Cares Day – the company’s global volunteer effort spanning the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific between April and June. This commitment to service is part of the Dolby Cares program, combining the company’s unique intersection of art and science to inspire the next generation of innovators and address communities’ most critical needs.

Since launching in 2014, Dolby Cares has experienced exponential growth, with over 5,600 volunteer hours and $3.1M in grants and matching gifts donated in Fiscal Year 2018. 

Photos captured here are of some of the volunteer events that have already happened in Wroclaw, Poland, and San Francisco, California.

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Doug Replogle, Staff Audio Systems Engineer, Dolby Laboratories, is an ongoing employee volunteer with 826 Valencia and during Dolby Cares Day, worked with students in crafting poems about their personal identities and helped them prepare their written work to be recorded as a podcast. Previously, he has actively implemented technology on-site at the 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center in helping design their Podcasting booths and has volunteered helping edit students podcasts. Photo Credit: James Butler

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Dolby employees volunteered to help the San Francisco Recreation and Parks in gardening the new Civic Center Playground pulling weeds and removing excess shrubbery and trash. Photo Credit: James Butler

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At the San Francisco Recreation and Parks new Civic Center Playground, Dolby employees cleaned playground equipment in order for children to enjoy this fun new community spot right near Dolby’s headquarters. Photo Credit: James Butler

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Dolby is a founding partner of Code Tenderloin, an intensive job readiness program  in the Tenderloin near Dolby's San Francisco headquarters. Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO, Dolby Laboratories, participated on a career building panel for Code Tenderloin clients where Dolby employees shared their work and life experiences. Employee volunteers also provided support by helping participants create and practice “elevator pitches” and a professional photographer was onsite to take shots of Code Tenderloin participants for their online professional profiles. Photo Credit: Jordan Fatke

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In Wroclaw, Poland, Dolby Cares Day was kicked off on April 8 with more than 100 employees participating in a local river clean up and restoration project with On Water, Poland, a local Polish eco-conservation organization. Photo Credit: Maciej Wrzalik

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Dolby Poland employees worked together on a restoration project to help clean the Odra River in Wroclaw, Poland, they removed refuse and other waste harmful to the water and the environment. Photo Credit: Maciej Wrzalik

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Dolby employees volunteered at The Arc San Francisco whose mission is to transform the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by advancing lifelong learning, personal achievement and independence. Working together alongside the studio artists at the ARC, a community art piece was created during Dolby Cares Day. Photo Credit: Kiley Hertel

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On May 9, more than 450 Dolby employees in partnership with 25 community organizations supported a variety of initiatives benefiting youth, the environment, and our neighbors in need across the Bay Area. Photo Credit: Virginia Becker

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe. Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create breakthrough experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, businesses, and consumers. The experiences people have – with Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Voice, Dolby Dimension, and Dolby Audio – revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work. 

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