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Sep 26, 2012

Five Organizations Receive Charitable Donations from CompTIA Member Communities

Downers Grove, Ill., September 26, 2012 – Five deserving organizations are the latest recipients of financial donations from member communities of CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry.

CompTIA today announced donations totaling $20,000 by its IT Security and Cloud/SaaS communities. Money for the donations comes from the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA.

The IT Security Community donated $4,000 each to Computers for Youth and iMentor, and $2,000 to InterConnection:

Computers for Youth is a national education nonprofit headquartered in New York City that helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.

iMentor, also based in New York City, works to improve the lives of high school students from underserved communities through evidence-based, technology-enabled mentoring.

InterConnection, a national organization based in Seattle, provides high-quality refurbished computers to non-profit and non-governmental organizations in order to make information and communication technology accessible to underserved communities around the world.

The CompTIA Cloud/SaaS Community selected YearUp and the DOVE Fund as recipients of donations of $5,000 each.

Year Up is based in Boston with locations throughout the United States, including Chicago. Their mission is to provide low-income, urban young adults with job skills, internships and college credits through a one-year intensive training program. By doing so, Year Up hopes to empower young adults to achieve success in their educational and professional careers.

The DOVE Fund’s mission is to provide humanitarian and development assistance to areas in Vietnam as well as to provide communication, education and cultural exchanges between the people of Vietnam and veterans of the Vietnam War that reflects the best qualities of both cultures. The organization is based in Toledo, Ohio.

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 and 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.

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Kelsey Wieties