A caring company and engaged employees are the perfect combination for good corporate citizenship. Since our beginnings, Epitec has demonstrated the importance of playing a positive role in the communities we touch. Our company’s shared values guide us and are the essence of our corporate culture. One of those values is simply our genuine concern for others.
For that reason, we’re proud to match contributions our employees make to charities whose work benefits others in our communities. But it doesn’t end there. We also donate our time, and our talents, helping however we can. We’ve found when you give back, even a little, you change lives.
Through mentoring, leadership development, networking and technology experiences for all career cycles, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) is dedicated to building a thriving and diverse IT talent pool in Michigan. As a top level sponsor, Epitec has been a longtime supporter of MCWT. We believe in the importance of nurturing technology-oriented professionals, and we lend volunteers, funds and time toward the various programs and events including the annual gala fundraiser, golf outing, networking events for IT professionals and Camp Infinity, a weeklong technology camp for middle school and high school girls. Many of our corporate employees also commit their time and talents to fulfill MCWT’s vision of making Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology.
Founded 130 years ago, Vista Maria’s mission is to deliver innovative care, support, treatment and education to vulnerable youth. Located in Dearborn, Mich., they work to help these youth heal and believe in their worth by building the skills needed to succeed. Epitec was the presenting sponsor of Vista Maria’s 2017 Dolly Drive benefiting the agency’s foster care, residential and human trafficking programs. The 2017 event collected approximately 750 dolls, stuffed animals and action figures and raised around $17,000 for Vista Maria’s programs which provide healing and hope for thousands of neglected and abused children. Epitec has been recognized by Vista Maria as an Outstanding Corporate Sponsor year after year.
Epitec partners with Cass Community Social Services, a Detroit-based agency with a person-centered philosophy dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs. Our involvement with Cass Community Social Services has brought many opportunities for team members to work together, volunteer and support the organization.
Recognizing a need in the community, Epitec chose to support the organization’s Tiny Homes Detroit project, a life-changing initiative with the potential to break the cycle of poverty. We held fundraising events including an ice cream social, family bowling, shoe drive and evening benefit, and were able to raise $240,000 to support the construction of up to six homes. These efforts will change the lives of six homeless Detroiters by giving them an opportunity to become a homeowner.
Epitec employees walked to spread awareness and raise funds for lifesaving research at the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk on Saturday, August 26, at Comerica Park. 1,400 participants walked to raise nearly $230,000 that will send children to diabetes camps, fund research and coordinate advocacy programs. As the nation’s leading nonprofit charity, the American Diabetes Association provides diabetes research, information and support to those in need. Epitec was happy to get out there and offer our support.
The Technology Ball in Dallas supports initiatives to generate future technology leaders through STEM partnerships. For the last 5 years, Epitec has sponsored the ball. The series of networking events leading up to the Ball build and strengthen relationships within the technology community. As an IT and engineering supplier, Epitec is a huge advocate of education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering works to provide scholarships, resources and opportunities for minority college students in the STEM fields. Epitec joined NACME as a supporter to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in the hiring demands for more diverse STEM talent.
Since 1934, the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) has been committed to shedding light on important business, government and social issues. Epitec has been a longtime supporter and attends monthly meetings and events. Several of our employees also participate in the young leader membership program where they have access to professional development sessions, conferences, social events and service opportunities.
The Ford African Ancestry Network values diversity within Ford Motor Company and focuses on attracting, developing and retaining African-Ancestry employees while promoting personal and professional growth. Epitec supports FAAN’s mission and participates in annual events including the Black History Month Celebration and golf outing.