Telarus Participates in CompTIA Channel Chief Giving Circle Donation

Telarus, master agent and national distributor of voice, data, and cloud infrastructure services, has participated in the CompTIA Channel Chief Giving Circle. Telarus has designated the Roosters Foundation of Orange County to receive the $1,000 donation in memory of Gail Giberson, wife of Telarus partner CONNNECTIONS founder, Jon Giberson, and mother of Telarus VP of marketing, Amy Bailey. Giberson passed away July 3, after a 14-month battle with brain cancer.

Started in 1995 by past president Jeff Smith in the parking lot of a local restaurant with 100 boxes of food, the Roosters food drive has grown to 3,500 boxes. In 2008, Jon Giberson became the event chairman, and Second Harvest Food Bank invited The Roosters to hold the Food Drive at its warehouse on the El Toro Marine base in Irvine. This improved logistics and saved several thousand dollars a year.

Since 1995, The Roosters have given 42,396 boxes of food to needy families. Each food box feeds eight to 10 people, complete with a 15-pound frozen turkey, fresh potatoes, yams, carrots and onions as well as non-perishable rice, beans and canned items.

“Giving back to the community is an important part of our culture at Telarus,” said Adam Edwards, CEO. “We are excited to contribute to The Roosters Foundation of Orange County and support the tremendous benefit this organization provides the community. We want to thank CompTIA for their leadership and providing us the opportunity to give back in such an important way.”

CompTIA will donate up to $200,000 this year to worthy charities selected by senior executives from technology product vendor, distributor, and solution provider companies. Each member of their Channel Chief Giving Circle is eligible to select a charity to receive a donation of $1,000.

“Philanthropy is an important part of the IT industry and one of the core principles at CompTIA,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. “Involving so many of our industry’s leaders in the Channel Chief Giving Circle allows us to share our resources with many worthy organizations.”

Organizations selected so far include groups committed to helping children, including the STAR House Foundation (selected by Frank Vitagliano of Dell); Byte Night (Dave Sobel, LogicNow); iUrban Teen (Aaron Woods, Xerox); the Federation of Galaxy Explorers (Earl Madison, Lockheed Martin); and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (Jeff Davis, D&H Distributing).

Several schools have also been recipients of donations.

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