St. Paul MN: The DAV of MN Foundation Executive Director Stephen Whitehead recently received a note from IBM Corporate Citizenship Manager Heidi Kraemer stating that the DAV of MN has been selected to receive a $2,000.00 grant to support DAV of MN’s technology plan.
Since 2003 IBM grants have helped support the DAV of MN IT support plan of staying current with technology with grants totaling over $75,000. The IBM grants are only issued to past IBM employees and retirees who support non-profit organizations. Past IBM grants have been used to keep our servers and computers up to date to keep the DAV of MN on the cutting edge of technology.
The support received from IBM has been very beneficial to the DAV of MN organization in the past and continues to keep the organization on the technology front. This year’s grants will be used to update three office computers that are currently outdated and needing to be replaced or updated.
These computers will help the organization with day to day operations and overall functions. Former National Commander Bobby Barrera presented IBM Rochester with the National Commanders Award in 2009 for their longstanding support of the MN DAV technology plan. In that presentation, National Commander Barrera stated that MN DAV was one of the leading Departments in use of technology in their HQ as well as business enterprises.
Stephen Whitehead, State Adjutant / Executive Director commented “We are very thankful to IBM for all of the continued support they have given the DAV of MN in keeping us in the lead of the ever changing technology field.”