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TechBridge Names CTS’ Cara Turano to 2011 Digital Ball Executive Committee

TechBridge Names CTS' Cara Turano to 2011 Digital Ball Executive Committee











Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 21, 2011

TechBridge, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people, is pleased to announce a milestone for its 2011 annual fundraising event, the TechBridge Digital Ball. The gala is planned for Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and is already well over half way towards its fundraising goal, with the entry level sponsorships sold out. CTS Development Manager, Cara Turano, was appointed to serve on the executive committee for the upcoming event.

For the eleventh time in as many years, the occasion will draw a who's who crowd from Atlanta's technology and business communities to celebrate the impact of philanthropy and technology on Atlanta's nonprofits. TechBridge is honored to announce that Accenture will serve as the Digital Ball's presenting sponsor. TechBridge also welcomes back marquee sponsors The Coca-Cola Company and First Data, and major supporters AT&T, Fiserv, IBM, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Verizon - along with new major supporters: 3i People, OnX, and Prosys Information Systems.

The 2011 Digital Ball will be co-chaired by Maryann Goebel, EVP and CIO, Fiserv and Dave Barnes, SVP and CIO, UPS. "The work of TechBridge can positively transform the effectiveness of a nonprofit organization through the efficiency of technology," said Goebel. "I'm pleased to have the opportunity to help them continue making a positive impact on our community."

"Funds raised by the Digital Ball enable TechBridge to provide exceptional technology services to nonprofits for significantly subsidized rates," adds Barnes. "The Digital Ball is a great way to bring together the leaders of the technology and business communities for a common cause."

Joining Ms. Goebel and Mr. Barnes to oversee planning and preparation for what has become the not-to-be-missed event within Atlanta's business and technology communities are the following dedicated volunteers:

Greg Arthur, Microsoft - Co-Chair, Sponsorship Committee

Braden Barras, Slalom Consulting - Co-Chair, Sponsorship Committee

Tiffany Brott, Accenture - Co-Chair, Technology Innovation Award Committee

Scott Garrett, Garrett Group - Co-Chair, PR/Communications Committee

Joan Guillory, GSquared Solutions - Co-Chair, Host Committee

Joyita Hegde, Primus Software Corporation - Co-Chair, PR/Communications Committee

Kevin Howarth, Sophicity - Co-Chair, Host Committee

Beth Smith, The People Network, Inc., an MD&E Company - Co-Chair, Logistics Committee

Cara Turano, CTS, Inc. - Co-Chair, Logistics Committee

Katherine Whan, Accenture - Co-Chair, Technology Innovation Award Committee

To find out more information or to sign up to become a sponsor go to http://www.techbridge.org/digitalball.

About TechBridge

TechBridge is an Atlanta-based nonprofit with one mission - to help nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people. We focus on technology enabling nonprofits to focus on their mission. TechBridge has provided IT consulting, hosting and outsourcing services to hundreds of nonprofits, helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector. As an affiliate of the NPower Network, TechBridge has facilitated the donation of millions of dollars if Microsoft software and connects the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. The Digital Ball, TechBridge's signature fundraiser brings together Atlanta's technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community. For more information about TechBridge and Digital Ball sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.techbridge.org.

About CTS

CTS is a Microsoft Partner with a Gold Competency in Software Development and offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Mobile, Alabama. Founded in 1993, CTS has built a reputation on a focused engineering approach to solving business problems while emphasizing quality in all activities. CTS provides business intelligence, software development, enterprise application integration, systems infrastructure, and management consulting services to small, medium, and enterprise clients across the nation. Our 170 employees, including 120 of whom are consultants, and 120 clients together comprise a formidable technology partnership network.

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