SIM Philanthropy - Shining a Light

Tim Waterloo ,  Board Member

Tim Waterloo,

Board Member

A core purpose of SIM Chicago is to give back to the community. SIM members are leaders who are generous with their time, talents and financial treasures to strengthen the IT profession.

SIM Chicago's philanthropy efforts support several worthy organizations including i.c.stars, college scholarships, Chicago Innovation, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Feed My Starving Children.

Through the generous donations of 35 sponsors and the individual contributions of 150 golfers, SIM raised $47,850 for i.c.stars at our 2017 Annual Charity Golf Outing. SIM Chicago has proudly donated approximately $168,000 over the past four years to i.c.stars.

SIM members also are generous donating their time and talents to i.c.stars. Several SIM members serve as Board Members, mentors for i.c.stars student projects and speakers at i.c.stars fund raising events. Why not donate one hour of your time to i.c.stars by speaking at a daily High Tea session. Click here for details.

Each year SIM donates $10,000 to sponsor scholarships at Loyola University and DePaul University to assist technology-related studies for promising students.

SIM's partnership with Chicago Innovation supports the mission of creating a thriving innovation ecosystem in the Chicago area. This week's event co-hosted by SIM and Chicago Innovation, "B2Me- Innovation Gets Personal", provided a great educational opportunity for the community.

SIM supports the Arts & Business Council of Chicago via our Winter Social which is held at intriguing art galleries each year. In 2017 SIM members gathered for our initial give back event which was held at Feed My Starving Children. Thirty members and guests donated two hours of their time to help a large crew of volunteers pack 36,936 meals formulated to feed malnourished children in Cuba.

The SIM Board of Directors and SIM Philanthropy team thank you for your generosity which has enabled our giving to these worthy causes. Your membership in SIM is an easy way to help others. Please renew your SIM membership now so we can continue our philanthropic good works in 2018.