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MicroTek Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Charitable Fund

CHICAGO, IL (December 2013) - MicroTek, a leader in the delivery of training room rentals and customized training solutions, is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its benevolence account, the Dave Ironside Fund. Established in 2001, the Fund serves as a way for MicroTek to give back to the communities where it conducts business by helping local organizations that are in need of support. “Since its inception, we’ve donated over $140,000 to local charities. We all feel that Dave would be honored that we remember him in this way,” said Bill Taylor, Vice President of Facility Resources.

In keeping with tradition, MicroTek donated a total of $19,500 this holiday season to charitable organizations across the U.S. “Every year, our employees handpick the organizations that will receive a donation, which makes the whole process much more personal,” said Don Silvensky, MicroTek CEO. “We feel extremely fortunate that we can continue helping our communities in this way.”

Dave Ironside was one of the original employees of MicroTek. As part of his personal outreach, he worked with troubled and needy kids, many times taking them into his own home as they sorted out their lives. “I think we all share a sense of pride in working for an organization that has engrained philanthropy, as well as employee recognition, into its corporate culture,” said Taylor.

MicroTek’s employees selected 13 charities across the country to each receive a $1,500 donation. They are as follows:

  • Chicago Post Office Letters to Santa
  • The Pantry
  • The Jimmy Fund
  • Henry Street Settlement
  • DC Central Kitchen
  • March of dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Virginia Chapter
  • The First Tee Lakeland
  • Community Bike Works
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles- High Risk Youth
  • City Team San Francisco


As the leading single-source provider of business training delivery services, MicroTek excels at providing training classrooms (both traditional and virtual), course materials, expert instructors, logistical support and technical assistance for complex projects and meetings. For more information on MicroTek's business learning solutions, please look around our website or follow us on Twitter @delivertraining.

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