SIM Detroit Harnesses Summit Proceeds to Bolster Charitable Endeavors
The Detroit chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is thrilled to announce a significant increase in annual philanthropic donations due to the success of its inaugural Michigan Technology Leaders Summit held on April 19, 2023.
The chapter has resolved to channel these funds towards charitable initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities for aspiring young students and leaders in the Metro Detroit area. The proceeds will be instrumental in boosting support for their existing partners: the SIM Detroit RISE Mentor Program; the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) scholarships; and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) scholarships.
"Our goal is to help Metro Detroit become a top destination for technology companies – and it begins by having a strong, technical workforce." shared Chuck Williams, SIM Detroit president.
In 2020, SIM Detroit began collaborating with We Build Character to launch the RISE program, a leadership mentoring initiative aimed at nurturing Michigan's upcoming generation of leaders. The program emphasizes leadership skills development, mentoring, and community involvement.
The funds raised from the summit will help subsidize the participation fee for RISE attendees, cover the costs of live events, and facilitate the expansion of the program.
Over the past few years, SIM Detroit has also championed the DPSF in encouraging students to venture into STEM programs at college. The DPSF is committed to crafting and enhancing educational opportunities for students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, providing crucial resources to foster student success both in and beyond the classroom.
MCWT offers scholarships to women demonstrating potential for a rewarding career in computer science, encouraging these high-potential female students to pursue higher education and employment in Michigan.
Both DPSF and MCWT scholarship programs align perfectly with the mission of SIM Detroit, reinforcing the chapter’s commitment to advancing education and fostering the growth of future leaders in the technology field.
Chuck Williams, SIM Detroit President