Leaving A Positive Mark
At DFT we are continually aware that business is about more than money. We consider those around us to be part of our community and, consequently, strive to make a positive impact wherever we find ourselves.
Our passion to improve the situations in which we find ourselves – be it a convoluted data warehouse or a local community in need – translates into real, active progress. For us it means taking action. Whether through our support of numerous charities or the involvement and participation of our DFT family members, we believe every company has an opportunity to leave a mark, and we want ours to be a positive one.
Here are just a few of the philanthropic causes we’re proud to participate in:
Prevent Blindness America Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, this organization hosts public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research.
Ells for Autism Foundation
Ernie Ells and his wife, Liezl, established the Els for Autism Foundation in the spring of 2009 to help create a Center of Excellence focused solely on digital learning for children on the Autism spectrum. This center makes best practices in education and therapy available to thousands of children around the world and seeks to be a game-changing resource in the fight against this disorder.
SAP Golf Outing for Belarussian Outreach Program
Founded in 2011 by Overflowing Hands Inc., the Belarussian Outreach Program was established to help the children affected by Chernobyl. Children were the most affected by this disaster, resulting in immune deficiencies, incidents of cancer, and a failure to thrive. The goal of the Belarussian Outreach Program is to support and provide relief to the children and their families.
Frames For The World
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created as a charitable arm of National Vision, Inc. to enable those in developing countries to have the gift of sight. Through donations of new eyeglass frames from manufacturers, the foundation is able to distribute these eyeglasses to qualified non-profit eye hospitals and clinics in the developing world.
Jimmy Watts Memorial Open
Held yearly in Atlanta, the Jimmy Watts Memorial Open raises money to help people of all ages with autism live productive lives. Since 2008, the event has brought in more than $500,000 to support ASA programs which benefit families and children with autism, as well as help people with autism find jobs.
AIDS Lifecycle Ride to End AIDS
Michael Kiser, a courageous and compassionate DFT consultant, loves helping others. It is actually a core tenant in his life. On Friday, May 30th, he left to undertake a monumental journey. From June 1 -7, 2014, Michael rode 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles ON A BIKE!!!