Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive Thank You

Dear SHPE-NYC friends and supporters,

On behalf of the SHPE-NYC team, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who supported SHPE-NYC’s fourth Holiday Banquet and Toy Drive on December 4th.

Not only did the event provide an excellent opportunity to recognize our corporate sponsors and network amongst an elite group of Hispanic professionals, but it proved to be a resounding success. We collected over 160 toys for children of low-income families, who might otherwise have to choose between buying necessities and holiday gifts. And we owe it all to you - our board, families, corporate sponsors and members, who came out to support this SHPE-NYC annual holiday tradition. This year's toy drive will benefit the Children's Aid Society of East Harlem and Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx. SHPE-NYC extends an invitation to our members and supporters to join us as we personally distribute the toys this Holiday season to the children of these centers. If you would like to take part in this worthy endeavor, please contact us at: info@shpe-nyc.org

Another highlight of the evening was the launch of our new scholarship fund to benefit Hispanic students interested in pursuing a college education in the STEM fields. The scholarship fund was kicked off with a special recognition of our first recipient, a student at Brooklyn Technical HS. As part of our STEM focus, SHPE-NYC will distribute future scholarships to deserving students that meet our established criteria.

We would like to thank the corporate supporters who sponsored our NYC Holiday Banquet - Accenture, Barclays Capital, IBM, Con Edison, and Casa De Vinos. Their support and commitment helped make this an amazing year for SHPE-NYC. We also owe a big thank you to our wonderful Keynote speakers, Maria Azua, Vice President of Cloud Computing Enablement at IBM and Fernando Rosario, Senior Manager at Accenture, for their dedication to the organization and community.

Again, we are grateful to everyone who attended the Holiday Banquet and to the many members who volunteered their time, services and ideas. The event would not have been possible without the most important factor: you. Your presence graced our event. We welcome you to join us in 2010 as we continue to impact the Hispanic Technical community.

View pictures from the event: here

Donate to our Toy Drive: here

Provide feedback on the event via our survey: here

On behalf of the SHPE-NYC Executive Board, have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Edward Montenegro

SHPE-NYC President


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