MicroTek Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Charitable Fund

By: MicroTek Team
07/03/2018
MicroTek, a global provider of on-demand business training and meeting solutions, is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its benevolence account, the Dave Ironside Fund. Established in 2001 to honor one of MicroTek’s original employees, the Fund serves as a way for MicroTek to give back by helping local organizations that support the communities where it conducts business. “Since its inception, we’ve donated over $180,000 to local charities. We all feel that Dave would be honored that we remember him in this way,” said Bill Taylor, Vice President of Facility Resources.

In keeping with tradition, MicroTek donated a total of $24,000 this holiday season to charitable organizations across the U.S. “Every year, employees from each of our MicroTek facilities hand-pick a charity serving their local community. This makes the donations much more personal,” said Don Silvensky, MicroTek CEO. “We feel extremely fortunate that we can continue helping our communities in this way.”

Dave Ironside was one of the original employees of MicroTek. As part of his personal outreach, he worked with troubled and needy kids, many times taking them into his own home to provide stability during transitional times in their lives. “I think we all share a sense of pride in working for an organization that has engrained philanthropy, as well as employee recognition, into its corporate culture,” said Taylor.

MicroTek’s employees selected 11 charities across the country to each receive a $2,000 donation. They are as follows:

  • Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
  • San Francisco: Community Housing Partnership
  • Denver: Angel Flight Track Club
  • Dallas: The Dare to Dream Foundation
  • Chicago: The Night Ministry
  • Atlanta: The Veteran’s Empowerment Organization of Georgia
  • Washington D.C.: Community of Hope
  • Boston: The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dulles: The Alternative House
  • Orlando: Give Kids the World
  • New York: Children’s Aid Society
Additionally, MicroTek’s corporate office held a giving event in partnership with ChildServ of Chicago. MicroTek employees hosted a holiday party for children from local group homes—providing food, entertainment and holiday gifts.