Alexa is dedicated to communities both locally and internationally
CEO, Gary Kalaci first saw the value of language service as a volunteer interpreter for refugees during the Kosovo War. After moving from Albania to Canada, Gary became a certified interpreter for the Ministry of the Attorney General and continued to leverage his language skills and passion for helping others.
While earning his M.B.A. and J.D. at the University of Windsor, Gary founded Golden Future South Africa, a community organization with the mission to foster and promote sustainable change and empower youth in the Khayelitsha Township, near Cape Town, South Africa. On the annual volunteer trip to Khayelitsha, committee members host interactive modules for high school students on economic sustainability and growth, sexual health and community resource awareness. Alexa Translations has been the lead financial sponsor of Golden Future South Africa since the project was in its infancy. Through its support of the program more than 400 volunteers have impacted thousands of young lives in Khayelitsha.
Gary’s social engagement and leadership influence have also led him to sit on the board of directors at Junior Achievement Canada – a financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship program as well as elected president of the Legal Marketing Association for the East Canada Region.
President and COO, Michael Kaye is not only a gifted entrepreneur but also an advocate and philanthropist. Having received his M.B.A. from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, Michael now sits on the Executive Management Advisory Board, the Alumni Association’s Reunions & Special Events Committee, and the President’s Planning Committee where he devotes his time and influence to major fundraising events for the university and student scholarship funds.
Michael continues to support causes dear to his heart at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has volunteered in a number of different roles over the years, most notably as a member of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation Board and as the founding Chair of Sunnybrook Next Generation. Currently, Michael is a key player in the Sunnybrook Research Institute’s annual fundraiser known as The Argyle Cup held every summer. Since its inaugural year in 2014, this event has raised more than three quarters of a million dollars towards the advancement of medical science.
Through Gary and Michael’s involvement, Alexa Translations has been a consistent financial supporter of these organizations and institutions.