HITEC Foundation Mission

Our Mission: To develop Hispanic leaders in technology

Shaping the technology of tomorrow begins with cultivating the leadership potential of today’s youths. In order to increase Hispanic representation in STEM, the HITEC Foundation addresses the issues that impact underserved students in middle school, high school and college campuses across the United States.

Retaining these Hispanic students through the technical leadership pipeline requires continuous support and investment from organizations that not only believe in their potential, but also depend on their talent to innovate advanced solutions. The generous support of like-minded partners enables the HITEC Foundation to deliver programs related to its three pillars.

Pillar 1 – Scholarships
Pillar 2 – Technical and Educational Resources
Pillar 3 – Executive Development

Pulling up Hispanics is our goal. Making a change in technology is our future.


Join the Movement!

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Thank you to all of our donors and supporters for supporting The HITEC Foundation in its first #GivingTuesday campaign–#ChangeOurStory.

Giving Tuesday was created to unite us all in a day of generosity to make a difference in the world, any way you choose. Thank you for choosing the HITEC Foundation to kick off the charitable season.

#ChangeOurStory is a movement to unite Hispanics to join together to change the way our story is being told through STEM education and awareness, and we are just getting started.

Please help us by reach our goal by encouraging those people you may know who want to donate to a meaningful cause before the end of the year to chose the HITEC Foundation.

To donate simply text “HITEC” to 56512 or access our donation form online at http://bycell.co/dtcd.

We thank you for your continued support!


This is a chapter from our story today:

Latinos often don’t pursue careers in STEM because they don’t have a clear idea of what a job in STEM looks like—and neither do their parents. Read more…

Let’s change that.

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Programs

Based on three pillars, the HITEC Foundation’s programs address the entire pipeline of Hispanic leaders who will shape the future of technology.

Pillar 1 – Scholarships

The HITEC Foundation is committed to early academic engagement of Hispanic youths as well as their persistence through degree completion. At the middle-school level, it awards college scholarships to Hispanic high school students who have a demonstrated interest in and talent for STEM. In order to retain college and university STEM students, the HITEC Foundation provides internship and mentorship opportunities with its corporate partners, thereby ensuring a smoother transition into technical careers.

Pillar 2 – Technical and Educational Resources

Feeding the pipeline begins by cultivating an early interest in STEM especially among underserved middle and high schools with high Hispanic populations. The HITEC Foundation is committed to improving access to technology, whether by establishing Wi-Fi connectivity or providing computers and software to schools with high Hispanic enrollment.

Pillar 3 – Executive Development

To increase Hispanic representation on corporate boards, the HITEC Foundation collaborates with HITEC on the Emerging Executive Program (EEP). The program identifies Hispanic IT leaders who demonstrate high desire, initiative and potential to advance into executive positions. In addition to mentorship and executive coaching, EEP participants interact with senior IT executives and business leaders. The program offers a safe environment for Hispanics to seek and exchange guidance on career-related issues. They come away with a deeper understanding of how corporate executives use core IT competencies and performance metrics to improve their organizations.

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Become a Founding Donor Today

The HITEC Foundation needs your support to develop Hispanic leaders in technology.

As a founding donor, you will make a direct impact on the pipeline that produces the Hispanic IT leaders who will shape the future of technology.

It begins by stimulating STEM interest among Hispanic middle school students in underserved communities. The HITEC Foundation is committed to increasing STEM awareness by improving access to technology. This can range from establishing Wi-Fi connectivity to providing computers and software to schools with high Hispanic enrollment. It also delivers supplemental STEM-curriculum and computer-based activities that give practical application to math and science lessons.

These efforts continue at the high school level. In addition, the HITEC Foundation awards scholarships and grants to graduating seniors who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing technology-related majors in college.

University students also benefit from the internship and mentorship opportunities coordinated by the HITEC Foundation.

In order to engage the support of like-minded organizations and individuals, the HITEC Foundation offers a tiered Founders Donation Package. The annual donation at each level includes unique benefits that are available through August 31, 2017. Customized sponsorship packages are available upon request.

Founders Circle Donor
$50,000
  • Permanent recognition (including company logo) on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Jointly issued press release announcing the donation
  • Customized logo for use in communication materials and website
  • Recognition award presented at the HITEC 100 Awards Gala
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Platinum Donor
$25,000
  • Permanent recognition (including company logo) on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Jointly issued press release announcing the donation
  • Customized donor logo for use in communication materials and website
  • Recognition plaque presented at the HITEC 100 Awards Gala
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Gold Donor
$20,000
  • Permanent recognition (including company logo) on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Jointly issued press release announcing the donation
  • Customized donor logo for use in communication materials and website
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Silver Donor
$10,000
  • Permanent recognition (including company logo) on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Letter of appreciation
  • Customized donor logo for use in communication materials and website
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Bronze Donor
$5,000
  • Permanent recognition (including company logo) on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Customized donor logo for use in communication materials and website
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Partner
$1,000
  • Recognition on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Customized donor logo for use in communication materials and website
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Donor
$500
  • Recognition on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Customized donor logo for use in marketing materials
  • Donor acknowledgement letter
Founding Friend
$100
  • Recognition on HITEC Foundation’s donor web page
  • Donor acknowledgement letter

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If you would like to pay via check, make/send checks payable to:
HITEC Foundation
1301 W. Long Lake Ste 200
Troy, MI 48098

Founders Circle Donors

Gold Founding Donors

Silver Founding Donors

Bronze Founding Donors

Ramon Baez
Shannon Campos

Pablo Salazar
Lucia Soares

Ligia Vilela
Courtney Zuniga

Ernesto Boada
Pablo Molina

Founding Bronze Partners

Anne Marie Azzi
Carlos Carpizo
Ernest Cordova
Al Diaz
Rodolfo Dominguez

John Ehrhardt
Juan Carlos Gutierrez
Pierre Higueros
Rocio Lopez
Dave Morales

Patricia Rios
Brian Tippens
Jorge Titinger
Brian Arellanes
Camila Casale

Andres Ruzo
Tony Scott
Ivonne Valdes
Marcos Jimenez

Founding Partners

Mariely Bandas Franzetti
Cornelius Bronder

Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin
Yamila Harris
Luly Martinez

Monica McManus
Gyssela Moreno
Raymond Quiroga

Salvador Segura
Bob West
Felipe Gonzalez

Founding Friends

Rodolfo Alatorre
Linda Albornoz
Joe Alouf
Brian Arellanes
Carlos Arias Fernandez
Anne-Marie Azzi
Patrick Bailey
Ivonne Beauboeuf
Mariano Buitrago
Ben Cabrera
Lorena Calderon-Noreen
Lucy Carone Elliott
David Cartagena
John Carter
Laura Chapa
Salvador Chavez
Jesse Cortez
Vinicius da Costa

Jose De Paz
Anthony Diaz
Rafael Diaz
Nina Do
Gonzalo Dominguez
Jean Dubois
Jonathan Echeverria
Nancy Faginas-Cody
Carlos Fuentes
Gustavo Garcia
Ivan Garcia
Kelly Garcia
Lisette Garcia
Michael Garcia
German Goldszmidt
Shavonne Gordon
Prasada Gunda
Juan Gutierrez
Amy Hanneman

Rebeca Hassan
Darrell Higueros
Mildred Jammer
Jose Jimenez
Sue Johnson
Dena Jones
Walter Jones
Vashi Kadchhud
Nicolas Kruel
Camilo Lopez
Leonardo Loureiro
Maria Martinez
Hector Medina
Michelle Miller
Jose Mingorance
Diego Molano
Michael Montijo
Dave Morales
Sandy Mundy
Diana Navas-Rosette

Richard Negron
Javier Pagan
Miguel Palacios
Yariany Perez-Nieto
Mario Pintado
Rosa Ramos-Kwok
Jorge Rivera
Salina Rivera
Marcos Rodriguez
Joe Rodriguez
Lauren Shampo
Michelle Torres
Fernando Velasco
Manuel Velasco
Matt Whitmarsh
Kristen Wolberg
Isabel Woodall
Homer Zulaica
Albert Zuniga

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