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Jun 25, 2012

CompTIA UK Channel Community Targets Four Groups with Latest Round of Charitable Giving

London, 25 June 2012 – Four technology-related organisations in the United Kingdom are among the latest recipients of financial donations from the member communities of CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry.

CompTIA today announced donations totaling $10,000 from its UK Channel Community, divided among four organisations. They are:

• Computers for Charities, the oldest and most diverse IT reuse charity in the UK. Since 1994 Computers for Charities has handled in excess of 250,000 computer systems, benefitting projects and organisations across the UK and 105 countries worldwide.
• Science Oxford, which over the past 20-plus years has developed a range of innovative projects that have played a pioneering role in the development of both innovation centers for the incubation of high-tech companies and in the creation of venture angel networks.
• Charity Technology Trust, which works in partnership with the third sector to support and guide charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to use technology to enhance the way they work and collaborate.
• The Science and Development Network, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world.

Money for the donations comes from the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA.

This is the second consecutive year that CompTIA member communities have provided financial support to deserving IT-related groups. So far in 2012, the CompTIA member communities have donated $40,000 to 10 organisations in Canada, the United Kingdom and United States.

CompTIA Member Communities form the foundation of the association’s initiatives, programs, education and research. These member-driven groups collaborate to advance specific technologies, vertical markets or business segments that are vital to the IT industry. CompTIA Community members include IT professionals, vendors, distributors and thought leaders who work together on the issues and programs that will shape the future of the IT industry.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organisations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org/global/en-GB/home.aspx or follow CompTIA at http://www.facebook.com/CompTIAUK and twitter.com/comptia.

Contacts:
Paul O'Grady
Proof Communications, Ltd.
07792 659 274 (mobile)
paul@proofcommunication.com

William Linard     
Senior Manager, Member Engagement 
07702 132 333     
wlinard@comptia.org