Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of Tech USA and our commitment to community support is infused throughout every level of our organization. With a corporate culture that embraces work-life balance, Tech USA takes great pride in the philanthropic initiatives of its employees. We believe in the power of people cultivating social service to impact lives both personally and professionally. Tech USA employees and leadership are proud to actively engage in various philanthropic efforts at any given time, highlighting select efforts here:
Tech USA’s employees participate in The Rescue Run 5K. It is Philly’s first race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Annually in the Fall, hundreds of runners gather at the Navy Yard to race in honor of the dogs we love so much. Numerous rescue groups and shelters attend the Rescue Rally following the race. Racers, spectators, family and friends are able to meet furry friends for adoption and get more information about volunteering with local animal shelters. Proceeds go to continuing the mission of The Monster Milers, Philly’s shelter dog running and rescue, 501c3 non-profit volunteer group.
Dove Hunt for Charity: Benefiting Helping Horses Alabama 501C3 NON-PROFIT. Helping Horses is a nonprofit rescue and rehabilitation program for abuses and abandoned horses. Our employee Chris Henry went out to a to a farm and dove hunted. This raised money to help the non-profit tend to the needs of the horses.
Tech USA serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice of the Chesapeake, Inc., which is involved in the development of a new inpatient care center and the organization’s largest ever capital campaign. The $15 million Caring for Life capital campaign will fund the new campus, along with patient services programs, professional development, community outreach, and exterior improvements. Hospice of the Chesapeake has $12 million toward its $15 million goal. The new $5.8 million, 16-bedroom in-patient facility, the John & Cathy Belcher Campus, is scheduled to open in fall 2015 and will care for 500 patients and serve thousands more.
Tech USA is a proud member of the Founder’s Group of The Cyber Center of Excellence, home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). The NCM is a private-public partnership of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) and National Security Agency (NSA), and is the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. The NCMF educates through preserving cryptologic history, stimulates through promoting cybersecurity awareness and innovation, and commemorates through honoring cryptologic contributions.
The NCMF partnership team envisions a Cyber Center of Excellence as an integrated multi-purpose facility with a Cyber Education and Outreach Center as a nexus for the regional cyber economy. This “gateway to the future” will leverage cybersecurity work of NSA, industry and academia, and will enable all levels of government and strategic partners to better protect the nation’s critical information networks. Harnessing the expertise of the NSA and Maryland’s industrial and academic base will provide enhanced technical training and regional job creation for a growing cyber workforce.
Having a significant number of employees with military service experience, Tech USA is proud to be an annual multi-year sponsor of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The WWP aims to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history through raising awareness and enlisting public support, and by providing programs and services. By 2017, 100,000 will be served and $96 million in benefit entitlements will be secured for warriors and their families.
Tech USA has a General Director position with The BWI Business Partnership, Inc. As an Economic and Transportation Management Association, the Partnership promotes sound transportation resources and business infrastructure to bring cohesion to the central Maryland business community and creates a framework to address business interests. The Partnership actively supports improvements in the transportation network in the corridor, including sound commuter programs that benefit employees and employers, and promotes the development and success of BWI Airport, and supports Ft. George G. Meade and our intelligence community.
Tech USA is a proud contributor and sponsor of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Maryland Chapter. The Maryland Chapter is consistently a leader within the Foundation and organizes events throughout the year to raise funds for research and care. This year the Maryland Chapter expects to raise a net total of $4 million!
Tech USA is proud to be a Program Partner and board member of the Maryland Independent College and University Association’s (MICUA) National Security Scholars Program (NSSP). Focusing on the needs of the intelligence and defense industry in Maryland, the Independent College Fund of Maryland’s (I-Fund) NSSP offers opportunities for scholarships, assistance with national security clearance processing, internships, and future employment to students who attend an I-Fund member college or university. All Partners provide a minimum contribution of $20,000. Ninety percent of contributions are used to provide scholarships to qualifying students and ten percent of contributions are used to support the administrative costs associated with the program.
Now entering its 16th year, the NSSP has awarded more than $2.75 million in scholarships to more than 200 students attending an I-Fund member college or university. Additionally, the NSSP provides a network of opportunities to its partners for the purpose of maintaining a pipeline of future hires addressing current and future employment challenges of the national security industry in Maryland.
Tech USA is proud to announce that our COO Greg Ponzoli and his wife Christie are participating in the Cheval Cares 5k fun run. This fundraiser presented by Craig & Vanessa Arndt – Allstate Insurance Company raises money for The Pediatric Cancer Foundation. A nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Their focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide.