Community Outreach

SIM WI helps the following charities through donations with money raised from the Annual Charity Golf Classic held every July.
  • icStars
  • National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Wisconsin Aspirations in Computing -provides funds for catering
  • UW - Whitewater Information Technology Girls Summer Camp - CyberGirlz 
  • College Scholarship Awards

To date over $105,000 has been given to our charities.

For further information about the charities, please see below. 

i.c.stars provides a rigorous technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for underserved adults, connecting them with career opportunities through our social enterprise and partner organizations. Participants learn by doing; they build web based applications to solve client challenges – with coding, business, and leadership instruction provided along the way. They also gain the professional network needed to jumpstart their careers.

National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school girls who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level and at the local level, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.

Each local award taps into the powerful network of NCWIT Alliance members: teams from academia, non-profit organizations, startups, and corporations that come together to build a community of support for young girls interested in computing.


UW-Whitewater Information Technology Girls Summer Camp - CyberGirlz


Technology - It's a Girl Thing

CyberGirlz is a free day camp designed for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who are interested in learning more about computer technology. Campers are instructed by a combination of UW-Whitewater staff, students, and IT professionals and participate in a number of fun activities which will introduce topics ranging from digital video to programming and game design.

What Will Campers Do?

Campers will be divided by grade level to complete activities. Sample topics are listed below:

6th grade:
Programming with Scratch
Digital music/video
Web Design

7th grade:
Web Design
Computer repair and network design
Programming/Advanced programming with Scratch

8th grade:
Advanced Web design
Advanced digital videos

The Kate Kaiser Scholarship Award


(2-3)$1,000 scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate college students currently pursuing an IT-related major who have shown leadership skills, community involvement, student organization involvement, and work history.  They are required to submit a resume, a one-page statement of why they deserve the scholarship, emphasizing their role in organizations, especially IT-related organizations, and a reference from a faculty member.   2022 Scholarship Awardees