Mark Farbman: The Driving Force Behind Our Tee IT Up Golf Tournament

Jun 12, 2017
Headshot of Mark Farbman

As we kick off this year’s upcoming Tee IT Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament, we want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank Mark Farbman for his years of amazing support for our organization.

Mark Farbman (VP of sales at IT consulting firm SSI) is a great guy who lives and breathes golf. He’s been the Chairperson of Tee IT Up since its inception. Mark was introduced to us over a decade ago. He felt an affinity for our mission of driving community impact by bringing transformational technology and operational improvements to other nonprofits on the front lines of serving those in need in our community.

As a board member at SIM Atlanta, Mark was given the responsibility of organizing Atlanta’s charity golf tournament. And what better way to marry a sport he loves so much with his passion for helping the community?

In true #BetterTogether spirit, Mark approached Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GeorgiaCIO) to see if they would join forces with SIM Atlanta to host the tournament. Long story short, the two organizations agreed that the funds raised at the golf tournament could be best used to support us, since we, in turn, support so many nonprofits in Atlanta and nationwide.

In its first year, the tournament raised $20,000. Since then, it’s grown from eight sponsors and 44 golfers to more than 50 sponsors and 228 golfers. Last year the tournament raised over $130,000 for us!

We are so inspired by how Mark took two things that he loves so much — golf and serving his community — and created a fun event that brings people together to support the nonprofits serving so many people. He’s a true example of what #BetterTogether means. Thank you, Mark, for your amazing and giving spirit. We are so grateful.

Learn more about the upcoming Tee IT Up golf tournament and see how you can get involved.

About Our #BetterTogether Campaign

We are proud to have assisted so many organizations on the front lines of social change in our communities—alleviating homelessness, fighting poverty, helping kids do better in school, making sure seniors get proper meals, and so much more.

We created the #BetterTogether campaign to showcase some of the important efforts of the nonprofits and people we’ve worked with. And because social change is a community effort, we also wanted to showcase the generous sponsors, amazing technology partners, tireless volunteers, and staff. Without them, we couldn’t do our work. Today’s post features a supporter and volunteer who has worked with us for nearly a decade.

We feel these stories exemplify the transformational work that can happen when organizations and individuals work hard — together — towards a common goal. We hope that hearing these stories is as inspirational to you as it is to us.

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