Mass High Tech Announces 23 Tech Citizenship Award Honorees

Mass High Tech has announced that iCorps Technologies is one of the honorees in the 2010 Tech Citizenship Awards program, recognizing 23 technology companies for their charitable work through contributions to non-profit community organizations.

The 23 organizations were selected based on the share of revenue that goes to monetary contributions to charity, contributions in goods and employee volunteer hours. The 2010 awards are based on the companies’ 2009 revenue and donations. “The dedication of the technology community in New England, when it comes to giving back and to championing causes like access to education and health care, is consistent through good times and bad,” said Mass High Tech Publisher Douglas Banks. “And that’s why more than half of this year’s Tech Citizenship honorees have been awarded this designation for five years or more.”

With the 2010 Tech Citizenship program, Mass High Tech is introducing special recognition, honoring those companies that have met the guidelines for the awards over an extended period of time. This year, 12 of the honored companies are being recognized with the Keep on Giving Award. Each of those 12 among the 2010 honorees have been recognized at least five times with at least one of their previous mentions having come in the prior three years.

The 2010 honorees include:

(* Keep on Giving recipients)

  • Accenture Ltd.
  • CA Technologies
  • * Cisco Systems Inc.
  • * Cognex Corp.
  • * Comcast Corp.
  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
  • EMD SeronoInc
  • Evergreen USA LLC
  • * Genzyme Corp.
  • * IBM Corp.
  • * iCorps Technologies Inc.
  • * Ipswitch Inc.
  • KDSA Consulting LLC
  • * Microsoft Corp.
  • * Millipore Corp.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • myfitfundinc.
  • * Parametric Technology Corp.
  • * Raytheon Co.
  • Shire
  • Tech Networks of Boston
  • Tim Rosa Associates
  • * Verizon Communications Inc.

As in previous years, a broad range of non-profits, including healthcare organizations and environmental and global hunger relief efforts, were the beneficiaries of the tech companies’ charitable work. However, the bulk of that work focuses on education, with companies participating in efforts to support schools and mentoring programs.

“The Tech Citizenship Awards provide us with an opportunity to recognize companies in the New England technology community that make the extra effort to give back for the common good at a local, regional or global level, and it’s worth noting that in 2009 they did so during a period of economic upheaval. We instituted the Keep on Giving award to recognize how some organizations have woven charity and volunteerism into the fabric of the company philosophy,” said Mass High Tech editor James M. Connolly.

For more information or to see how iCorps gives back, please visit MHT’s website.