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The iBELIEVE Foundation Receives Laptop Donation From CGI

 

Columbus, OH - March 5, 2019

The iBELIEVE Foundation today announced the receipt of donated laptop computers from global IT leader CGI - part of an ongoing partnership that supports the foundation financially and structurally as the foundation works to create 21st Century opportunities for students in Appalachia.

"Technology is a major cornerstone of today's society and plays a major role in the communication of iBELIEVE's message and mission," said iBELIEVE Founder and Executive Director Patrick Klein. "Students today have increased interaction with the internet and social media, and being able to reach able to reach and connect with those students requires the correct technology. CGI's generous donation allows The iBELIEVE Foundation to stay ahead of the curve and expand our reach through the Appalachian region."

The iBELIEVE Foundation provides opportunities to Appalachian youth for the development of 21st Century Skills such as leadership, communication, and problem solving. The foundation's goal is to increase collegiate attendance and retention across the 13-state Appalachian region.

"CGI is proud to support The iBELIEVE Foundation, whose commitment to workforce development in Appalachia reflects our own," said Bernie Mongilio, CGI's Senior Vice-President and Great Lakes business unit leader. "Through our work with The iBELIEVE Foundation, we hope to inspire young people to pursue skills, training, and education opportunities that can lead to exciting science and technology careers."

"The iBELIEVE Foundation is honored to have CGI as a supporter and sponsor, and looks forward to their continued support," said Klein. "CGI has been an incredible partner for many years, and it is clear that they value this region, its students, and future leaders. Without the support of generous individuals and companies like CGI, iBELIEVE would not be able to impact the amount of students that it has over the years."

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About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.

About The iBELIEVE Foundation

The iBELIEVE Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Gifts to The iBELIEVE Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To support leadership opportunities for Appalachian students, please designate your gift to The iBELIEVE Foundation and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online at www.theibelievefoundation.org.

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