CompTIA’s Managed Services Community gives to Wounded Warrior Project

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CompTIA’s Managed Services Community gives to Wounded Warrior Project

Jan 11, 2016
Wounded_Warrior_ProjectCompTIA’s member community, Managed Services, has elected to give $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The contribution is part of an annual effort at CompTIA and its philanthropic arm, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, to give back to local communities through nonprofit agencies, raising positive awareness for selected charities and CompTIA, and inspiring individual good works. During the past three years, Creating IT Futures has given a total of $40,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Members of CompTIA’s Managed Services Community run the gamut from managed service providers to managed services vendors to IT industry thought leaders. Together, the members hope to advance the managed IT services industry by promoting best practices, developing tools and templates, and refining educational tracks for members.

Dewayne Smith is founder and president of TekSmith Systems and a member of the Managed Services Community. A Vietnam War-era veteran, Smith said he nominated Wounded Warrior Project for the community’s 2015 donation because the nonprofit is serving people who have made tremendous personal sacrifices on the country’s behalf.

“Being a veteran, I know first-hand the issues veterans can face when trying to obtain benefits,” Smith said. “When that service person is hurt, the challenges and needs increase dramatically. We need to help the ones who stood in harm’s way to defend all of us and maintain the freedoms we enjoy.”

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded military service personnel by raising awareness of — and enlisting the public’s help in addressing — the needs of injured service members. In 2016, the Wounded Warrior Project will launch a first-of-its kind medical care network to connect wounded veterans and their families with world-class, individualized mental-health care. The organization hopes to increase access to treatment for two of the most commonly experienced wounds of military conflict, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Learn more.

Smith said he joined the Managed Services Community because members share best practices in impartial ways.

“Our community is a dynamic group of providers who are willing to share and assist each other with our experiences, practices and advice,” he said. “The vendors in the group support us and share valuable information in their respective fields while remaining neutral to their communities.”

To learn more about the Managed Services Community or to join its membership, contact Lisa Person at CompTIA.


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