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SIM Foundation Giveback Campaign

June 12, 2023 - December 31, 2023

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Nov 14 & 15

SIM Foundation Giveback Campaign

 Virtual Auction Opens November 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

 Virtual Auction Ends November 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT


Don't miss this celebration of SIM's ongoing legacy of philanthropy in STEM.

Scroll to the top of the page and click on the REGISTER NOW button to register to bid. (If you've already registered on the site or made a donation, the button will read DONATE NOW - donations are not required to register, but greatly appreciated!). So, register now and check out the online Auction preview to start planning your bids!

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SIM Foundation Activities at SIM TechExec!

Each day at SIM TechExec will feature opportunities to give back through the SIM Foundation! Click on the links below to register for these great events!

Wednesday, November 15

Sunrise Yoga

 Join us for a rejuvenating sunrise yoga session led by SIM Foundation Chair and certified yoga instructor, Nanci Schimizzi! With a minimum donation to the SIM Foundation of $25, you can start your day with tranquility and serenity as you flow through gentle yoga poses while being enveloped by the soothing sounds of crashing waves and the soft embrace of the golden morning sun. Register here!


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The SIM Foundation Board is pleased to again support FIRST Robotics and NPower as beneficiaries of this year's auction. The SIM Foundation has established formal alliances with FIRST  and NPower to support their programs across the country. It is our intent to engage SIM members across the nation as Mentors, Coaches, Volunteers, Fundraisers or other roles in FIRST and NPower programs for the combined benefit of all organizations.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

This year, SIM is raising funds to support FIRST's Alumni and Scholarship Program, exposing FIRST participants to post-high school education options and providing scholarships to four year universities, community colleges, technical schools and apprenticeships. FIRST has launched a new Alumni website and is offering many new resources. Support of FIRST enables exposure and creation of community and resources for FIRST participants to explore all of the post-high-school pathways available to them: education, enlistment, and employment. One resource which enables this work is the FIRST alumni handbook. Learn more here.



NPower is a national nonprofit, rooted in community, that is committed to advancing race and gender equity in the tech industry. Through skills training, real world experience, support and mentorship, NPower graduates launch burgeoning careers and a pathway to financial freedom for themselves and their families. Students who enter their free program, earn industry-recognized certifications and graduate with the competencies of an IT professional with one to two years of experience. Eighty-one percent of NPower graduates get a full-time job or continue their education. 

Funds raised from the Silent Auction and Executive Retreat will go to support NPower's Tech Fundamentals program! Tech Fundamentals is a tuition-free 16-week program for military veterans and young adults that offers all the skills and coaching needed to jumpstart a career in technology. A $7,500 investment in one student can lead to an incremental $1,000,000 of income in their lifetime.

Not only is NPower changing life trajectories for individuals from vulnerable communities but they are also strengthening the overall competitiveness of U.S. businesses hamstrung by today's limited pool of IT talent.

$75,000 Goal


Total Raised

SIM Friends of the Foundation

Giveback Impact

"Through the SIM Foundation we are creating greater value from the national reach
of our organization and bringing it to bear for our local SIM communities." - Mark Taylor

In 2022, SIM chapters raised over $100,000 for charities in their local communities. This generosity unlocked $20,000 in matching grants provided by the SIM Foundation.

SIM Foundation 2022 Giveback Recipients:

SIM Foundation FIRST $7,620.25

SIM Foundation NPower $7,594.75

SIM Arizona Alzheimer's Association $1,000

SIM Boston Year Up $1,000

SIM Capital Area STEM for Her $1,000

SIM Central Connecticut Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. $1,000

SIM Central Florida American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) $1,000

SIM Charlotte E2D Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) $1,000

SIM Chicago Inner City Computer Stars Foundation $1,000

SIM Dallas/Fort Worth UNT Foundation $1,000

SIM Fairfield-Westchester Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. $1,000

SIM Memphis Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering (MASE) $1,000

SIM Minnesota PC for People $1,000

SIM New Jersey Cornerstone Family Programs $1,000

SIM New York Metro Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Inc. $1,000

SIM RTP The EastBots $1,000

SIM Seattle Year Up $1,000

SIM Southern California STEM Advantage $1,000

SIM South Florida Palm Beach Tech Foundation Inc. $1,000

SIM St. Louis St. Louis Zoo Association $1,000

SIM Wisconsin Inner City Computer Stars Foundation $1,000

SIM Portland Oregon State University Foundation $1,000


2019 - 2021 SIM Foundation Giveback Recipients received donations totaling $110,845

SIM Friends of the Foundation Giving Opportunities!

Don't miss the opportunity to support the SIM Foundation and celebrate a tradition of leadership, networking and giving back! Click here to become a Friend of the Foundation today!

The SIM community gives over $1.5 million in donations each year to primarily STEM-related nonprofits in support of scholarship funds, educational advancement, and technology related needs in communities across the country.


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Silver Level - $7,500

Bronze Level - $5,000

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Don't miss the opportunity to support the SIM Foundation at SIM's TechExec. Join more than 200+ technology leaders for SIM's most prestigious annual event. Donate to the SIM Foundation and join us for a special drink at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia island. It's a great opportunity to forge new connections with other attendees, and support the SIM Foundation. Be sure to link to the donation page from your registration confirmation to be included in this event.  To register to attend TechExec, please go to

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