An Evening of Powerful Connections
September 27, 2012, 5:30PM - 9:00PM Eastern
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
What a night! We are so energized by the 2012 NPower Evening of Powerful Connections. Here are some highlights of this outstanding evening…
Pictured Above – Group Photo of all New NPower Sponsors
National Corporate Underwriters: Bank of America, Citi, New York Life Insurance Company, PepsiCo,
Tata Consultancy Services, World Wide Technology, Inc. Partners: Ab Initio, HMG, Korn/Ferry International,
L&T Infotech, Salesforce.com, Symantec, TekMark, Sponsors: AT&T, Knowledgent, UST Global
We raised over $1 million during the evening to expand NPower’s two primary programs: Technology Service Corps (TSC), our IT and professional skills training program for young adults, and The Community Corps (TCC) which provides skilled pro bono IT services to nonprofits and schools in need.
Pictured left to right: Honoree Bill McDermott, Co-CEO, SAP; Petra Nemcova, Founder, Happy Hearts Fund; NPower Board Vice Chair Guy Chiarello, CIO, JPMorgan Chase
The evening kicked off with a warm welcome from Chris Wearing, NPower Board Chair, and philanthropist and model Petra Nemcova, founder of The Happy Hearts Fund. Throughout the evening we heard inspiring remarks from NPower Board Members, nonprofits, TSC alumni, volunteers and sponsors. To see event photos, click here.
We honored SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott for his leadership in tech philanthropy and support of NPower. McDermott stressed the enormous value of investing in skills training for young adults. Over the past five years SAP volunteers have hosted “Workshop Fridays” in their New York office and provided TSC students with the opportunity to explore various career paths in high tech. Some of those TSC students were in the audience and are now employed at Fortune 100 companies.
In seeing this success he stressed to the tech community that joined together they can have a tremendous impact on the professional futures of today’s youth.
Bill also stressed that TSC’s expanding focus and impact is critical to addressing the shortage of skilled IT workers in the US and spurring entrepreneurial development.
NPower CEO Stephanie Cuskley announced the ongoing success and international expansion of TCC, which in the last two years has provided pro bono IT support and services valued at approximately $3.2 million to nonprofits across the country. Cuskley noted that TCC is now piloting projects in India and has recently launched an effort in Canada.
Additional gala highlights…
- Barry Platzman, Telware, received the 2012 Community Corps Volunteer of the Year award.
- Guy Fruda, Deloitte LLP received the 2012 Technology Service Corps Volunteer of the Year award.
- Jon Beyman of Citi, Robert Dixon of PepsiCo and Susan Ericksen of New York Life Insurance Company (represented by Kathi Saccullo), were honored for their work as founding partners of TSC Dallas 2013, a program that will focus on providing veterans with IT and professional skills and career guidance.
- The Community Corps debuted an inspirational motion graphic on the impact of tech volunteers in the nonprofit community.
It was a spectacular evening, full of energy and commitment to NPower’s work.
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