Tee It Up For TechBridge Golf Tournament Raises $91,500 for Nonprofit

2014_SIM_Big_Check Atlanta, GA – December 17, 2014 – The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta and the Georgia CIO Leadership Association gave a dramatic number-by-number unveiling of the biggest amount of proceeds yet from the Tee it Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament: a check for $91,500. This year’s tournament proceeds surpassed last year’s by $10,500, which at the time was the largest yet. This donation benefits 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.

“Partnering with SIM Atlanta to present this event filled with friendly competition, laughter and fun memories — all for the sake of creating greater impressions on so many lives — is always rewarding. Tech-enthused, community focused causes like TechBridge make the ideal philanthropic outlet for techies in the C-level and executive arenas.”
 —Frank Bell, Founder, Georgia CIO Leadership Association

A record turnout of over 176 golfers, including more than 70 IT executives participated in the 8th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 20, 2014 at TPC Sugarloaf. Chairman of SIM Atlanta, Dave Chatterjee, touts the importance of supporting TechBridge expressing 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.” Companies Insight and Hewlett-Packard, the keynote sponsors for 2013, both repeated their support as the keynote sponsors for the 2014 tournament.

“As leaders in providing business technology solutions to companies of all sizes, we recognize how technology plays a key role in every organization’s growth and prosperity. 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 non-profit community as a whole.” —Greg Arthur, Insight, Keynote Sponsor

Click here for the tournament photo album.

Click here for the different levels of sponsorship and their corresponding 2014 sponsors.

On Monday Oct. 26, 2015, the Tee It Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament will be back again in full swing at the Golf Club of Georgia. Honorary Co-Chairs will be Miriam McLemore, CIO, Global Functions at The Coca-Cola Company and Anil Cheriyan, CIO at SunTrust Bank. For more information on how to become a 2015 sponsor of the Tee It Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament, 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 Nonprofit Exchange and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including its signature gala, the Digital Ball, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact technology 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 non-profit 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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