2014 marked a philanthropic turning point for iVision. We wanted to have an impact on the Atlanta community in a deeper and more thoughtful way, and we felt our efforts should be about more than just writing checks. In August, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School opened its doors to 160-plus freshman high school students, and iVision became one of more than forty local corporate sponsors.
At iVision, philanthropy is about more than writing checks. We make financial contributions, but we also commit our time, knowledge and passion to initiatives that have a positive impact on education, health and prosperity in our community. We believe in the power of people to make a difference.
In September, iVision sponsored and participated in the “10th Annual Brownwood Bike Rally” along with iVision client and Board Chair of the East Atlanta Kids Club, Keith Barthelmeus of Recall. This event, being the biggest annual fundraiser for the East Atlanta Kids Club, raised over $30,000.
On May 3rd, Stephen Eith, Adrienne Anderson, Mitch Fender and Dave Jones all participated in the “Get Your Guts in Gear” (GYGIG) foundation bike ride in Georgia. Stephen and Adrienne rode the 100 mile course, Dave rode the 30 mile course and Mitch volunteered to help support the riders with refreshments, medical assistance and encouragement. […]
Penny Wars is a way to raise money in which each team has a bucket, and pennies count for positive points while silver coins and dollar bills count for negative points. Hence, the competition lies within the teams playing against each other and putting more silver coins and dollar bills in each other’s buckets which helps raise more money.
David Degitz was the key note speaker at the third annual Communities in Schools Student Success Luncheon event in November. Communities in Schools is the largest dropout prevention program in the country. The annual event, held in in Marietta, celebrates the upcoming graduation of seniors who were on the verge of dropping out of school just a few short years ago.
Fall 2013 marked iVision’s inaugural Internship Program. Our first set of interns are Krista Palmer, Michael Burtt, and Duc Tran. While developing this program, our human resources department asked our interns to participate in a local “community outreach” program of their choice.