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February 20, 2020

Charlotte Chapter of SIM Supports Creating IT Futures

With a shared mission of developing the technology workforce, the Charlotte Region chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) has donated $1,500 to Creating IT Futures.


The money will support new programming, said Elizabeth Austin, community outreach and STEM co-chair for the chapter and CIO at Curvature.


Since 1968, SIM has inspired the minds of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry, including CIOs, senior IT executives and other IT leaders.


SIM and its 42 chapters nationwide support schools, programs and organizations that encourage and enable K-12 students and adult learners to join and contribute to the Information Technology profession. SIM is comprised of more than 5,000 members who come together to share, network and give back to their communities.


The Charlotte Region chapter of SIM includes many pre-eminent senior technology leaders for the Carolinas area. The chapter has been recognized by its parent SIM organization for making STEM Initiatives one of the cornerstones of its community outreach objectives.


“STEM outreach is very much embedded in the fabric of our chapter,” Austin said. “We have funded scholarships at local universities, supported high school and youth programs to stimulate interest from young people, and assisted with a summer teacher STEM program.”


Austin added that the chapter selected Creating IT Futures for its $1,500 contribution because the organization is making a significant impact in advancing STEM educational opportunities for both youths and adults.


Colleen Crino, chief development officer at Creating IT Futures, said she was grateful for the contribution and that the money will be put to good use.


“I thank the Charlotte chapter of SIM for their generosity,” she said. “Their contribution will help us develop more successful pathways to careers in technology for youths and adult learners.”


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