The tech giant's employee volunteers have provided more than 1,000 hours of support to the project, which serves 6 million children.
A majority of CEOs also believe a "fail fast" culture, in which "lessons from failures are learned quickly," drives innovation today, KPMG said.
The program will provide access to degrees in leadership, business management, IT, leadership, aviation management and the liberal arts.
The former employee said her firing was linked to the cost of her husband's cancer treatments, which he received at the hospital.
Transparency and commitment to hiring goals can prevent perceptions from getting in the way, speakers at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event said.