For Immediate Release: February 2011
Vero Beach, Florida – February 2011 – The Rossway Swan Foundation is committed to assisting in the technological development of charitable organizations within Indian River County.
The members of Rossway Swan established The Rossway Swan Foundation and fund it with contributions from the Firm’s profits. In this way, the Foundation becomes a partner in the Firm’s success, as well as benefits the interests of the community. The Foundation conducts a review of numerous applications and provides financial grants to qualifying charities. This year, the following organizations were selected as recipients of generous computer hardware, software, and technology grants.
Abilities Resource Center of Indian River County
The Rossway Swan Foundation offered a grant for the purchase of two new desktop computers. The computers will be used in the center’s Finance Department and will enable them to perform their financial functions more efficiently and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indian River County
The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization received a grant from the Foundation to cover the cost of a “Netbook” PC. The PC will be used by the Case Managers in the field, and will allow them to access their systems from client’s homes and schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor children throughout the community, and promotes literacy and resiliency in children.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County
The Boys and Girls Club is a youth development organization which inspires young people to recognize and realize their full potential. The Rossway Swan Foundation provided a grant toward the purchase of three new computer systems which will facilitate the youth of the Sebastian Teen Center to participate in the NetSmartz Internet Safety Program.
Children’s Home Society
The Children’s Home Society is dedicated to break the cycle of child abuse through their family oriented programs. The society was awarded a grant for two computers and a printer which will make it possible for the young adults of their Youth Transition Center to prepare for their college and career choices.
Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center
The Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center empowers students to learn and achieve at their full capacity. It was the recipient of a grant for two computers, as well as funds for maintenance and computer memory enhancement. The new equipment will be used to assist students with school work and standardized testing preparation.
Indian River Habitat for Humanity
The mission and goal of Habitat for Humanity is to train and counsel homeowners to the point of self-sufficiency. The Foundation provided funding to help defray the cost of establishing a new computer lab which will assist families with one-on-one training, career coaching, and college preparation.
Indian River County Genealogical Society
The IRC Genealogical Society is committed to the archival, preservation, and protection of documents and photographs of historical Indian River County. The Society is the recipient of a grant which will cover the cost of an automatic document feeder/scanner which will reduce damage to the documents and allow public access to the County’s chronicles.
McKee Botanical Gardens
McKee Botanical Gardens was awarded a donation for the purchase of five digital cameras to be used in its Camp McKee program. Campers engage in outdoor exploration with nature and wildlife, and the grant will enable the children to capture and preserve their precious memories.
The Salvation Army of Indian River County
The Youth Program of The Salvation Army of Indian River County is in need of computers for its music program and youth coordinators. A contribution was presented for the purchase of computers to increase the productivity of their learning programs
The Source is an organization which aids those in critical need to obtain the necessary resources to survive. Its thrift store revenues directly fund its operation, which is in tremendous need of computerized financial reporting. The Foundation supplied a grant for two laptop computers to accomplish this task.
Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council
Among its roles, the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council generates reports for local government as well as many local agencies. The Council is in need of additional computer equipment and accessories to facilitate the reporting function; the Foundation responded to its request by providing funding for this purpose.
Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation
Since 2007, the VNA has provided in-home telemonitoring devices which are able to detect problems with patients’ vital signs. The VNA is in need of funding assistance to lease 50 devises for the benefit of 450 people annually. Its request was considered and the VNA was awarded financial support to assist with this cause.
The Firm’s technology consultant, Technology Partners Consulting, Inc., has collaborated with the Foundation to donate in-kind services such as set-up, installation, and technological expertise. The Firm thanks Eric Price of Technology Partners Consulting, Inc. for his generous donation of his personal time and talent.
For more information on the Rossway Swan Foundation, please contact the Foundation President, Tom Tierney at email@example.com or 772-231-4440.