SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2020 — EVOTEK (www.evotek.com), the nation’s premier enabler of secure digital business, is excited to announce the launch of two new charitable foundations: “Project Gratitude,” and the “Women in Technology Scholarship Fund.” These two programs are additions to the existing charity investments from EVOTEK, and part of the initiative to strengthen the local community and support social and educational well-being.
The first program, Project Gratitude, is an extension of EVOTEK’s annual events where employees, customers, family, and friends gather to support a variety of organizations such as, Rise Against Hunger, Junior Achievements of San Diego, and EVOTEK’s own Gratitude Project, a program benefiting the homeless in San Diego. The foundation’s creation was inspired by EVOTEK’s employees’ shared commitment of giving back to the community.
The second foundation, Women in Technology, is reflective of EVOTEK’s commitment to diversity and gender equality in the workplace. This is evident in the strength of the female leadership on the team. The scholarship fund aims to empower and educate more women with the tools they need to enter the tech industry. Students of all nationalities are invited to apply, and scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria, focusing primarily on the applicants’ latest academic achievements and career path within the technology field.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to set up these foundations to make a greater impact in the world around us,” said Cesar Enciso, Founder and CEO at EVOTEK. “Growing up in SoCal in the 70’s and early 80’s I very much looked up to Muhammad Ali, not only for what he did inside the ring, but more for what he did outside of the ring – he was actively making the communities around him a better place for everyone. He once said, ‘Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth,’ which has always stuck to my soul.”