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Doing IT for Good Selects Digital Wish as $50,000 Grant Recipient
Posted by Jon Ketchum at 10:56:10 AM Tue 02/02/2010
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Funds Will Help Bring More Technology to K-12 Classrooms Across the U.S.

NEW YORK- Doing IT for Good (DITFG), the corporate philanthropy platform of strategic advisory firm Landmark Ventures, today announces Digital Wish as the 2010 beneficiary of a $50,000 financial and consulting grant. Digital Wish is an online forum where teachers can find funding for their technology wish lists, and communities can engage with local schools with the goal of modernizing K-12 classrooms with technology and preparing students for tomorrow's workforce.

 “The selection of Digital Wish provides a unique opportunity for the DITFG network to apply its expertise and thought leadership to support a promising organization at a critical stage of development”

DITFG focuses on leveraging Landmark’s experience and relationships across the technology and financial sectors toward the support of deserving nonprofits. The program aims to encourage new methods of corporate social responsibility and increase the social impact of Landmark’s company, community and network.

“The selection of Digital Wish provides a unique opportunity for the DITFG network to apply its expertise and thought leadership to support a promising organization at a critical stage of development,” said Landmark Ventures General Partner Zeev Klein. “And through their work of connecting teachers and corporations to bring technology into local classrooms, working with Digital Wish will allow us to support an extensive underserved community of thousands of K-12 students.”

“We are very thankful to Doing IT for Good for selecting Digital Wish as the grant recipient. We currently have more than 116,000 schools listed on Digital Wish, 26,037 educators and donor registrants from all 50 states, and source over 700 technology products from 54 vendors. This grant will help us increase these numbers and strengthen our foundation so we can continue to help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Digital Wish Founder and Executive Director Heather Chirtea.

About Landmark Ventures/DITFG

Founded in 2007 by Landmark Ventures, Doing IT for Good uses a unique model combining financial grants, network building, and ongoing organizational assistance to promote corporate social responsibility within the technology arena. Landmark Ventures is a leading strategic advisory firm offering a unique combination of venture development and global investment banking services, with a focus on serving growth oriented technology companies and their venture capital and private equity sponsors. www.landmarkventures.com

About Digital Wish

Digital Wish is on a mission to modernize classrooms and prepare students for tomorrow's workforce. Digital Wish promotes the early adoption of technology within schools by providing a platform for teachers and educators to develop wish lists, share project plans, collaborate on best practices, and purchase technology in a cost-effective manner. And by streamlining and targeting the process of giving, Digital Wish allows large and small-scale donors to directly impact their local schools. www.digitalwish.org

Contacts

For Landmark Ventures
Meredith Smith, 408-892-0574
Meredith@blendr-media.com

Digital Wish Media Contact:
Jon Gallup, jon.gallup@digitalwish.org
Digital Wish
PO Box 1072
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255-1072
(802) 375-6721 X-222


Tags: Landmark Ventures, Doing IT for Good, Digital Wish

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