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SIM Atlanta and GeorgiaCIO Raise $107,000 for Nonprofit, TechBridge

January 5, 2016

By SIM Atlanta; edited for clarity and accessibility.

[Atlanta, ] — The Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta and the Georgia CIO Leadership Association have raised $107,000 through their Tee IT Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament. The record-breaking total was revealed at TechBridge’s annual Holiday Sponsor Reception, held on , at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.

The tournament has been presented by SIM Atlanta since , when they raised $2,000. Last year’s Tee IT Up for TechBridge tournament raised $91,500, making this year’s haul the largest ever annual increase for the event.

Since we began partnering with TechBridge, support of the SIM tournament has grown year-by-year, leading up to a 14% increase in . This resulted in a fundraising record of $107,000. SIM Atlanta is pleased to support the essential technology programs and services that TechBridge [provide] to their nonprofit clients.

— Harper L. Bronson, SIM Atlanta Chairman

All proceeds benefit TechBridge, a nonprofit bringing affordable technology and business expertise to other nonprofits and driving greater community impact — impact translating to more children fed, more homeless families sheltered, and ultimately more lives changed for the better.

GeorgiaCIO is honored to partner with TechBridge through the annual golf tournament. The funds raised allow TechBridge to provide affordable technology and business expertise to even more nonprofits that are diligently serving the needs of others. It’s a fun way for our IT community to tangibly make a difference!

— Lisa LaRoque, Executive Director, GeorgiaCIO

A record turnout of 190 golfers including more than 70 IT executives participated in the ninth annual golf tournament on at the Golf Club of Georgia. Bronson notes that SIM Atlanta continuously supports growing support for TechBridge because IT allows the Atlanta nonprofit community to provide more services to a greater population. This only makes our community stronger. Corporations including Insight, Cisco, and RedHat also contributed their support as keynote sponsors for the 2015 tournament.

As the leaders of IT in companies of all sizes, we know how crucial a part technology plays in an organization’s growth and prosperity. TechBridge is the perfect example of how business technology can be used to help millions of those who need IT the most, and we couldn’t be prouder to sponsor them and the necessary work they are doing for the improvement of the nonprofit community as a whole.

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The 10th annual Tee IT Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament (presented by SIM Atlanta and GeorgiaCIO) will be back in full swing at the Golf Club of Georgia on . For more information on how to become a 2016 sponsor of the Tee IT Up for TechBridge Golf Tournament, please contact Mark Farbman.

About TechBridge

Founded in 2000, nonprofit TechBridge provices other nonprofits with the tools, resources, and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to help alleviate poverty. 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 for their technology needs. TechBridge’s fundraising efforts (including the Digital Event Series in Atlanta and Birmingham) unite the technology community in celebrating the impact IT can have 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 leaders. SIM is a non-profit organization with over 30 chapters in the United States and Canada. SIM distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. SIM offers networking opportunities at the local and national levels, 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 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 the future of computing education, cyberspace security, and software licensing.

About the GeorgiaCIO Leadership Association

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

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