CDW Government, Juniper Networks, HP and O'Keeffe & Company Donate $4,740 to the United Service Organizations
GITEC IPIC Hosts Federal Information Technology Community Philanthropic Effort
Orlando, FL - March 21, 2005 - The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) announced today that four companies - CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), Juniper Networks, HP, and O'Keeffe & Company - donated $4,740 to the United Service Organizations (USO) at its annual Information Processing Interagency Conference (IPIC).
CDW-G initiated the philanthropic effort by fielding the first annual Federal IT Landscape survey of Federal government and industry IT executives at IPIC and donating $5 for every completed survey. A total of 237 IPIC attendees completed the survey. CDW-G challenged other IPIC sponsors to match its donation, and Juniper Networks, HP, and O'Keeffe & Company stepped forward, each contributing $1,185. Senior Federal IT executives convene annually at IPIC, which provides a forum for IT leaders to share areas of mutual interest and concern.
"We sincerely thank each donor for their support," said Elaine Rogers, president of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, Inc. "Donations such as this one allow the USO to continue improving the quality of life for members of the U.S. military and their families."
The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered organization that provides morale- and welfare-boosting services and recreational activities to members of the U.S. armed forces. The USO is headquartered in Arlington, Va., and operates 123 centers around the globe. More than 33,500 members in the USO international corps of volunteers provide an estimated 371,417 hours of service annually as they bring a touch of home to service men and women, for a worldwide personal contribution of more than $3 million
Jim Shanks, president of CDW-G, presented Rogers with a check at the conclusion of the conference.
"The government is really a community more than a market - and CDW-G and its partners are proud to support the historic and noteworthy philanthropic work of the USO," said Shanks, who serves on the GITEC Executive Advisory Committee. "We appreciate the generosity of the companies that join us in this worthwhile GITEC initiative."
"We support America's brave men and women in uniform," said Lou Anne Brossman, director of Federal marketing at Juniper Networks. "We salute USO's work and we are proud to take an active role in raising funds to support our troops."
"HP believes strongly in contributing to our country and our communities, and so we are honored to contribute to the USO activities, which reinforce the service men and women working around the world for freedom and safety," said Joe Farley, vice president of Federal sales at HP.
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About the GITEC
The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) is a council of Senior Level Government Executives organized to support the delivery of high quality and cost-effective Information Technology (IT) services to their customers. The GITEC was formed to provide a forum and avenues through which Senior Level Government and Industry Executives could share and collaborate in an open forum on Information Technology (IT) ideas, challenges, and successes. For more information, visit www.gitec.org.
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