Align Technology honored as Technology Partner of Year at the Junior Achievement of Northern California Business Hall of Fame 2023

The annual induction ceremony, networking luncheon, and awards dinner honors outstanding business partners, entrepreneurs and innovators who have, through their work and contributions, made a significant impact on their community.

TEMPE, Ariz. & SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign® System of clear aligners, iTero™ intraoral scanners, and exocad™ CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry, today announced that Align Technology has been honored as a “Technology Partner of the Year” by Junior Achievement of Northern California (JA NorCal) at the Junior Achievement of Northern California 2023 Business Hall of Fame celebration event held in San Francisco. Julie Paulsen is the Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Align Technology. She was chosen as one of 11 volunteers to be a “Junior Achievement of Northern California 2023 Volunteer of The Year” out of 1,000 volunteers.

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Align hosted high school students at the Junior Achievement of Northern California STEM Career Summit. Students heard about the direct connection between STEM education and Align’s innovative work to change smiles every day. (Photo by Business Wire).

Shirley Stacy, Align Technology Vice president of finance, investor relations, and corporate communications, said: “I am thrilled to attend the Junior Achievement of Northern California 2023 Hall of Fame Business Hall of Fame as Align Technology’s representative.” “It’s an honor for Align Technology to be recognized among so many top companies in Northern California as the Technology Partner Of The Year. One of the most rewarding parts of my role is sharing Align’s vision and purpose of transforming smiles and changing lives. Our employees can share their passion for technology with the next generation and make our purpose come alive at JA NorCal’s educational events, mentoring sessions, STEM and Career Days, where Align employees inspire and prepare future success.

Align’s support for JA reflects its philanThropic philosophy and core focus to help support and educate teens through partnerships with learning institutions and foundations. In commemoration of Align’s 25th anniversary in 2022, the Align Foundation, the Company’s donor-advised charitable fund through Fidelity Charitable, donated $250,000 to Junior Achievement Worldwide. The donation celebrated Align’s anniversary milestone as a company that is transforming smiles and changing lives for millions of people around the world through Align’s pioneering technology innovations and doctor-driven business model.

Julie Paulsen said, “Making positive changes in the communities we live and work in is an important part of Align’s culture.” I’m exceptionally proud of the recognition for our company overall as a “Technology Partner of the Year” and honored to be recognized as a “Volunteer of the Year” for the philanthropic and community focused programming that I am fortunate to lead at Align. Employees working together to contribute to our communities is important to Align’s culture as we support organizations whose visions tie closely to our own.”

Throughout the year, Align hosts a variety of mentoring and educational opportunities for students, including a STEM career summit at the Align San Jose campus, to encourage interest in future careers and support JA’s mission to empower students toward economic success. Align employees share their career paths and educational backgrounds at these programs. These contribute to the creation of innovative technologies and treatment options for dental professionals around the world. They share how as part of Align’s team, they combine artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital imaging and visualization, biomechanics and material science to revolutionize the dental and orthodontic industry.

About Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® System, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, iTero™ intraoral scanners and services, and exocad™ CAD/CAM software. These technology building blocks enable enhanced digital orthodontic and restorative workflows to improve patient outcomes and practice efficiencies for over 239 thousand doctor customers and are key to accessing Align’s 500 million consumer market opportunity worldwide. Over the past 25 years, Align has helped doctors treat over 14.5 million patients with the Invisalign System and is driving the evolution in digital dentistry through the Align Digital Platform™, our integrated suite of unique, proprietary technologies and services delivered as a seamless, end-to-end solution for patients and consumers, orthodontists and GP dentists, and lab/partners. Visit Click here for more details.

Visit the Invisalign website for more information or to locate an Invisalign doctor near you. Visit the iTero website for more information. Visit the website for more information on exocad’s dental CAD/CAM offering and to find a list of reseller partners.

Align Technology, Inc. is the trademark owner of Invisalign, iTero, exocad, Align, Align Digital Platform, and Align.

Align Foundation

In 2020, Align Foundation was launched. This foundation provides a structure for directing significant donations from a donor advised fund, overseen by Fidelity Charitable. We also provide a way to organize employee participation in giving activities. In March 2020, Align donated $1 million in support of COVID-19 relief worldwide and provided personal protective equipment such as N95 Masks. We worked with our partners to source additional supplies for PPE that would help hospitals and healthcare professionals. To date, Align has contributed over $4.6 million to charitable causes including Operation Smile, America’s Toothfairy, and other non-profits dedicated to youth development through schools and educational programs. Our employees have contributed over 10,000 volunteer hours in the last two-years as part of Month of Smiles, a month of giving dedicated to charitable causes.

About JA Worldwide

As one of the world’s largest and most-impactful youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide delivers hands on, immersive learning in work readiness, financial health, entrepreneurship, sustainability, STEM, economics, citizenship, ethics, and more. JA Worldwide reaches more than 12,000,000 young people every year with nearly half a millions teachers and business volunteers. It is one of the few organizations that has the scale, expertise, and passion needed to create a better future for the next generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Visit us on

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