AFCEA International Chapter News

Chapter Supports Local Schools Through Give a Child a Book

Vanessa Johnson, chapter president, and Russ Fellers, vice president of education, were featured on KOAA NBC News 5 as they presented a check for $20,000 to the Scripps-Howard Foundation. The donation will go toward the foundation's If You Give a Child a Book Campaign to provide 10 books to every student in two Title 1 schools. The goal is to promote literacy and libraries in Southern Colorado. The chapter plans to support this gift every year so that students receive another 10 books to match their reading level as they progress in age and grade.

The chapter is very active in providing scholarships, grants, and donations to expose students of all ages to STEM education opportunities. The chapter donates between $250,000 to $300,000 every year to schools such as the University of Colorado and Pikes Peak Community College, as well as local high schools, students and teachers. The chapter's primary source of funds is its annual Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS) held each year at the Broadmoor Hotel in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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