NJ SIM Foundation

Foundation Organization

President's message - 2023

Once again, I have the pleasure to serve as the President of the NJ SIM Foundation.  Over the years, I have served in numerous roles across the NJ SIM chapter, but none have been so rewarding as my involvement in the NJ SIM Foundation.

I have seen first-hand, the positive impact that the NJ SIM Foundation has had across the numerous not-for-profit organizations we have partnered with and the lives of the people they serve.

Over the years, the NJ SIM Foundation has donated over one-million dollars to serve the technology needs of not-for-profit organizations across the state of New Jersey.  The source of our funding comes from events that the NJ SIM Foundation holds each year such as our annual charity golf outing and donations made by corporations and our NJ SIM members.

Besides providing funding for technology programs at not-for-profit organizations, the NJ SIM Foundation also provides college scholarships to students who are incurring financial hardships but have demonstrated a high level of academics in a technology curriculum.  Many of these students have gone on to graduate and are gainfully employed today.

Another way the NJ SIM Foundation serves community organizations is through our volunteer Pro-Bono services programs.  This is a great way for our NJ SIM members to get involved with local community organizations as serve as technology advisors.

The services and funding of programs by the NJ SIM Foundation could not happen without the support of our NJ SIM members and the companies they work for.

If you are an active NJ SIM member and would like to learn more about the NJ SIM Foundation and how you can get involved, please contact me to learn more.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2023.

Michael J. Szot
President, NJ SIM Foundation

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

NJ SIM Foundation-Executive Committee

Executive Committee (EC) Members are elected annually as specified in the SIM New Jersey Foundation By-Laws. The EC of the NJ SIM Chapter and the President of the Foundation serve as the Board of Directors for the Foundation.

Foundation EC Members may create and chair sub-committees of members of the NJ SIMChapter to assist the Foundation EC Member in executing their role. Sub-Committee members are not elected positions, are voluntary, and may be formed or disbanded at any time. However, they must be members of the NJ SIM Chapter.

The EC sponsors Sub-Committees to further the interest of the NJ SIM Chapter, and to provide an opportunity for members to become involved in and contribute to the Foundation’s business and activities. Members may volunteer for Sub-Committees by contacting the appropriate Foundation EC Member.

Mike Szot


Mark Barash


Cliff Hallberg


Vijay Aluwalia


Frank Giannelli