2015 Tee It Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament Announced

Atlanta, GA – July 7, 2015 – The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta and the Georgia CIO Leadership Association will be presenting the 2015 Tee it Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament on October 26, 2015. Honorary Co-Chairs are Miriam McLemore, CIO, Global Functions at The Coca-Cola Company and Anil Cheriyan, CIO at SunTrust Bank. This year’s tournament will be at a new location: The Golf Club of Georgia. At the new location, sponsors will be able to have double the exposure as last year given the additional 18 holes for a total of 36 holes.


Last year, proceeds amounted to $91,500, surpassing 2013 by $10,500. All donations benefit TechBridge®, a nonprofit that provides technology/business services to empower other nonprofits to further their community impact—impact that translates into more meals served, more families housed and, ultimately, more lives changed.


A record turnout of over 176 golfers, including more than 70 IT executives, participated in the 2014 tournament. Chairman of SIM Atlanta, Dave Chatterjee, expressed the importance of supporting TechBridge stating that “Empowering and uplifting our community…that’s why we [SIM Atlanta] choose to back TechBridge. By empowering TechBridge, we’re empowering nonprofits to increase their good works and increase their impact.”


Tee It Up’s 2014 Keynote sponsor, Insight, also stressed the need to back events and organizations like TechBridge. Greg Arthur, Regional Vice President – East at Insight professed that “…organizations like TechBridge are a wonderful example of how business technology can be used to help countless lives of those who need it the most, and we are proud to sponsor TechBridge and the valuable work they are doing for the advancement of the nonprofit community as a whole.”


For more information on how to become a sponsor of the 2015 Tee It Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament, click here.


If you would like to participate as an executive IT golfer, please contact Mark Farbman at teeitup@techbridge.org.



About TechBridge
Founded in 2000, TechBridge is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with the tools, resources and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to further their missions. This is made possible by support from the TechBridge network of corporations, individuals and foundations. The TechBridge Adopt-a-Nonprofit® program and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including the Digital Event Series, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact IT can have in strengthening our community.


About SIM Atlanta
The Society for Information Management (SIM) is an eclectic community of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a nonprofit organization with over 30 chapters in the United States and Canada. It distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national level, access to cutting edge research, a rich online knowledge repository, and leadership training and development programs. SIM Chapters engage in a variety of philanthropic and outreach activities to serve the local communities. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized SIM Atlanta’s philanthropic contributions. SIM also offers a powerful voice on major IT related issues such as future of computing education, cyberspace security, and software licensing. To learn more about SIM and membership opportunities please visit www.simatlanta.org.


About the Georgia CIO Leadership Association
Georgia CIO is Georgia’s preeminent professional association for senior technology leaders. Founded in 2003, its membership is comprised exclusively of chief information officers or individuals in equivalent positions from public and private companies, government, education and not-for-profit organizations throughout the state. Georgia CIO is a 501(c)(6) professional association led by a CIO Advisory Board from organizations including Georgia-Pacific, GE Energy, American Cancer Society, NCR Corporation, and The Coca-Cola Company. Georgia CIO is underwritten by support from Deloitte, IBM, Intellinet, Microsoft and Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Learn more at www.georgiacio.org.


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