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St. Louis Organizations Receive Nearly $311,000 for Technology Needs

Gateway to Innovation (G2I) capped off $310,782 in 2018 St. Louis community giveback by presenting contributions to 32 non-profit and educational organizations and individuals during a special event hosted at T-REX, 911 Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.

Each year G2I donates 100 percent of net proceeds from its increasingly popular annual conference, which was attended by 1,500 regional Information Technology (IT) professionals in downtown St. Louis in mid-May, to worthy organizations that demonstrate technology-related needs. Since the first conference in 2006, G2I community giveback totals $1,679,951.

G2I distributed the remainder of its 2018 community giveback initiative at Monday’s event. The organizations receiving contributions were:

  • Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis $18,000

  • Connections to Success $12,000

  • FamilyForward $8,000

  • FIRST Robotics $10,000

  • GlobalHack $10,000

  • Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls $10,000

  • ITEN $15,000

  • LaunchCode $10,000

  • Lift for Life Academy $8,000

  • Little Bit Foundation $12,000

  • Marian Middle School $4,000

  • Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement $8,000

  • Midwest Cyber Center $2,000

  • NPower $14,000

  • Special Olympics $12,000

  • Springboard to Learning $10,000

  • St. Gabriel the Archangel School $5,000

  • STLCC/Soulfisher Ministries $4,000

  • T-REX $12,000

  • The Biome School $14,000

  • United Cerebral Palsy Heartland $12,000

  • Webster University $5,000

G2I 2018 contributions have already been presented for six $2,000 scholarships for St. Louis area high school students pursuing a technology degree at a local university, $9,935 in SIM St. Louis community involvement, and $35,000 for a new technology-focused endowed scholarship fund at Fontbonne University. G2I also contributed $26,346 (comprised of a $15,000 donation, $5,673 of attendee donations and $5,673 in matching funds) to, and $12,500 to the Gateway PGA Reach Foundation.

About Gateway to Innovation: Gateway to Innovation is the premier annual collaboration and networking event for IT Professionals in the St. Louis region. Gateway to Innovation inspires innovation through premier educational opportunities led by the industry’s top leaders, provides an opportunity to share best practices and fosters collaboration with colleagues who face challenges and opportunities in our fast-paced industry. Since the first event in 2006, Gateway to Innovation has donated $1,679,951 for IT scholarships and for technology-related grants to St. Louis area educational and non-profit organizations.

More information can be found at or by contacting Kristin Tucker at 314-276-7600.

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