CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council Provides Financial Assistance to Four Organizations

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Four charitable organizations have received financial contributions totaling $10,000 from the Telecom Advisory Council of CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry.

Donations of $2,500 each were made to CFY, based in New York City; TechBridge of Atlanta; TechGirlz in Philadelphia; and the Wounded Warrior Project, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., CompTIA announced today.

"The groups selected for donations have proven their worthiness time and time again through the good works they're doing to help those in need," said Jeff Ponts, co-chair of the CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council and chief operating officer and executive vice president of Datatel Solutions, Inc., Roseville, Calif.

"In their own ways, each of these groups is demonstrating the power of technology to create opportunities and improve lives," added Scott Levy, council co-chair and vice president, enterprise client development, AOTMP, Indianapolis.

CFY is a national education nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.

TechBridge drives community impact by bringing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits.

TechGirlz is dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders by introducing adolescent girls to technology as a way to bridge the gender gap in the science, technology engineering and math fields.

The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public's aid to meet the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

This is the third consecutive year that CompTIA member communities and advisory councils have made financial contributions to charitable organizations, non-profit groups and programs that are changing lives for the better through education, empowerment and opportunity.

Funding for the donations is provided by the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the charitable arm of CompTIA. The foundation helps populations that are under-represented in the IT workforce and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.

The CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council includes more than a dozen industry experts and thought leaders who assist CompTIA in developing education, training, credentials, research, policy positions and other programs targeted at the expanding market for converged telecom and IT services.

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