As the president of the NJ SIM Foundation, I take great pride in the work that the foundation has accomplished since its inception. I also realize that there is still much more we can do to serve the needs of charitable organizations throughout New Jersey.
Our mission from the beginning was to serve the financial and technology needs of charitable organizations in the State of New Jersey. The foundation also provides financial support to individuals residing in and studying in New Jersey who need financial assistance to continue their education in the field of information technology.
In the past few years the foundation has provided grants to organizations such as the Seeing Eye, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Somerset Hills Learning Institute, and most recently the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey. These are just a few of the organizations that the NJ SIM Foundation has supported. Over the past few years, the NJ SIM Foundation has provided over $250,000 in grants and scholarships.
This year we are starting off with a new Executive Committee that I am excited to work with. We are establishing foundation operating committees which will focus on improving community awareness of the NJ SIM Foundation, increasing the number of grants we receive and approve, expanding the number of educational institutions we serve, building closer relationships with our prior grant recipients and lastly increasing the number of foundation fund raising events we have each year.
We are already off to a great start with a number of SIM Chapter members volunteering for foundation committee roles. If you are interested in serving as a foundation committee member, please feel free to touch base with me.
I look forward to serving as the President of the NJ SIM Foundation and continuing the great work that has been accomplished my predecessors.
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. – Robert Smith
Michael J. Szot
NJ SIM Foundation
Executive Committee (EC) Members are elected annually as specified in the SIM New Jersey Foundation By-Laws. The EC of the NJ SIM Chapter and the President of the Foundation serve as the Board of Directors for the Foundation.
Foundation EC Members may create and chair sub-committees of members of the NJ SIM Chapter to assist the Foundation EC Member in executing their role. Sub-Committee members are not elected positions, are voluntary, and may be formed or disbanded at any time. However, they must be members of the NJ SIM Chapter.
The EC sponsors Sub-Committees to further the interest of the NJ SIM Chapter, and to provide an opportunity for members to become involved in and contribute to the Foundation’s business and activities. Members may volunteer for Sub-Committees by contacting the appropriate Foundation EC Member.
Executive Vice President
Immediate Past President
New Jersey SIM
PO Box 241
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046