MicroAge announced financial contributions to two nonprofit organizations in its ongoing decades-long commitment to investing in local communities and aiding education. The December 2021 contributions of $10,000 each will support New Way Academy and Lauren’s Institute for Education.
Both nonprofits support young people with learning, developmental, and physical health challenges.
The New Way Academy opened its doors in 1968 to serve children suffering from learning obstacles, including dyslexia, ADHD, and critical functioning difficulties. The New Way Academy empowers kids to learn in a way that makes sense to them while building their self-esteem with small class sizes and custom curriculums for each student.
Lauren’s Institute for Education is a transdisciplinary organization supporting children and adults with disabilities. Connecting providers from multiple agencies and disciplines, LIFE offers a private academy, after-school and summer programs, therapy services, and a vast array of behavioral and community services.
“MicroAge Founder Jeff McKeever has always been an active benefactor of education and learning,” said Rob Zack, MicroAge CEO. “We are pleased to continue the MicroAge tradition of giving back and investing in our educational institutions to support some of the nonprofits that are filling gaps for differently abled members of our local community with these donations.”
Jeff McKeever and MicroAge have generously supported the University of Arizona, Jeff’s alma mater for both his undergraduate and master’s degrees, for many years, providing monetary and technology gifts. Projects include transforming the UA MIS Lab with state-of-the-art technology and furnishings to donating funds for the UA INSITE Research Center to purchase a Hadoop cluster for big data analytics.
Making More Possible Together
At MicroAge, we are passionate about giving back to our local communities. In addition to continuing investments in educational institutions and nonprofits, we empower our team members to give back in donations and time with MicroAge’s organization-wide ActTogether initiative. From helping with food and toy drives to serving at local food banks and supporting no-kill animal shelters, MicroAgers continue making an impact in and outside of work. Learn more about our company culture.