Ellie Mae CEO Sig Anderman Selected to Chair Alameda County Community Food Bank's 2010 Tri-Valley Food and Fund Drive

Food and fund drive marks company’s fourth charity effort for 2010

PLEASANTON, CA – November 23, 2010 – Ellie Mae®, the enterprise mortgage origination technology provider for mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, community banks, credit unions and other mortgage lenders, has announced that company CEO Sig Anderman has been selected to chair the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s 2010 Tri-Valley Food & Fund Drive.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that provides food and nutrition information to people in need, both in Alameda County and in the community in general. The Tri-Valley Food & Fund Drive is the organization’s yearly food and fundraising effort where local businesses work together to achieve the food bank’s donation goals. The Alameda County Community Food Bank, which serves as Alameda County’s central clearinghouse for donated food, distributes food through a network of 275 member agencies that include food pantries, soup kitchens, child-care centers, senior centers, after-school programs and other community-based organizations.

As chair of the Tri-Valley Food & Fund Drive, Mr. Anderman has been reaching out to other local businesses and encouraging them to participate in the event, which is Ellie Mae’s fourth charity effort for 2010.

“The community’s need for this type of support has grown and to match that need, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has a very ambitious goal this year,” said Anderman. “We’re hoping that at least 50 businesses join us in supporting this worthy cause. Our goal this year is to collect $100,000 and 15,000 pounds of food.”

Ellie Mae has a formal giving program that includes company matching and at least one company-supported charitable effort each quarter. Employees are encouraged to participate in the events, which have included food drives, fundraisers, onsite volunteering and other programs. For this year’s Tri-Valley Food & Fund Drive, 15 groups of 10 employees will compete for the distinction of donating the most food as a team. Prizes will range from one day of paid time off to gift cards for Starbucks and Jamba Juice.

“Ellie Mae is fortunate to have a staff that’s so enthusiastic for helping those in need,” said Anderman. “Giving is part of our company culture at Ellie Mae. This is just one way of expressing our gratitude for our success and good fortune. We feel it’s always important to extend a helping hand, but even more so in these economically challenging times. We’re hoping that our charity efforts inspire organizations and individuals to reach out to help those in need, as well.”

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae provides enterprise mortgage origination technology solutions for mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, community banks, credit unions and other mortgage lenders. The company's offerings include the Encompass® and Encompass360™ Mortgage Management Solutions, Encompass CenterWise™ websites and electronic document management services, Encompass Closer™ document preparation services and Encompass Compliance Service. Ellie Mae also hosts the Ellie Mae Network™ that allows mortgage professionals to conduct electronic business transactions with the lenders and settlement service providers they work with to process and fund loans. Ellie Mae was founded in 1997 and is based in Pleasanton, California. To learn more about Ellie Mae, visit www.EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362.

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