CompTIA Educational Foundation Guides First
Peer-to-Peer Summit of Tech Philanthropic
Tech Companies & Foundations Aim for More Collaborative Efforts to Maximize Global Giving
CompTIA Breakaway 2010
August 18, 2010 02:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Philanthropic representatives from a dozen
leading information technology (IT) companies met with the CompTIA Educational Foundation as part of its first-
ever IT Philanthropy Summit last week during CompTIA’s annual Breakaway conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The invitation-only summit provided participants the opportunity to leverage and collaborate with other leaders to
make all industry philanthropic programs more effective.
The attendees represented AMD, Applied Materials, CDW, Dell, IBM, Intel, iSys, Microsoft, SalesForce.com
Foundation, Symantec, VMware and Xerox. For most of the attendees, the summit was the first time they had met
with their counterparts in other IT companies. This groundbreaking collaborative effort aims to show all IT industry
leaders what the future of IT philanthropy can look like and the impact it can have.
“Philanthropy today is about creating shared value – helping both the company and its local and global communities
come together and gain success,” said Charles Eaton, executive director of the CompTIA Educational Foundation.
“With the amount of time, talent and money that IT companies and their employees are giving back to their
communities, if we can build more collaboration, our industry can have a tremendous impact on society.”
IT companies across the board see a growing trend of volunteerism within their companies and have numerous
creative programs to aid the communities in which they work. Many are particularly involved in STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) educational programs both in the U.S. and across the globe, but they also are
active in disaster relief, environmental efforts, civic development, mentoring, health and h