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Involta Cares Expands Its Philanthropic Efforts Into Florida’s Gulf Coast

Leading Hybrid IT Service Provider Kicks Off 2022 by Supporting Pinellas Chapter of Girls, Inc. 

Involta briefly made St. Petersburg its southern headquarters recently. More than a hundred team members gathered on Florida’s Gulf Coast for the annual Sales Kick Off (SKO) event. Part of this event included solidifying Involta’s deep relationship with St. Pete. The company embraced the city with a significant volunteer initiative on Jan. 13 to benefit the Pinellas Chapter of Girls, Inc. This nonprofit organization encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy. This initiative is now the latest iteration of Involta’s deep community commitments across the markets it serves and supports called “Involta Cares”.

During this year’s SKO, dozens of Involta team members gave back to the community by volunteering at Girls, Inc. Involta employees assisted the local chapter with everything from cleaning, maintenance, and yard care to office operations.

Involta will continue to invest in the relationship with Girls, Inc. by participating in the Full STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Ahead program, a series of virtual events which highlight women leaders in STEAM fields. This spring, Involta’s Susan Sedrel, VP of Human Resources, will give a presentation about her childhood interests and dreams and how they shaped her career path to help inspire future leaders.  

 “As we partner with Involta, we are creating a foundation from which the girls we serve can succeed,” states Darla Otey, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Pinellas. “When the girls in our organization hear the real-life stories of women who can share their backgrounds and childhood experiences, they can relate and see themselves in STEAM fields they may not have imagined before.”

 “It’s critical to make sure our next generation of women know about the vast opportunities available to them in the evolving field of tech and telecom,” comments Involta Founder and CEO Bruce Lehrman. “While men have traditionally entered the telecommunications industry at a higher rate, the landscape is rapidly changing. The future is bright for this generation of digital natives, especially growing up with computers and smartphones at their fingertips. We are happy to support Girls Inc. and help advance its mission to empower girls to succeed.”

 This initiative is the latest in Involta’s robust Involta Cares community involvement across multiple markets.

  • Recently, employees raised more than $13,000 to help a family in Duluth, Minnesota, have the Best Christmas Ever.
  • In April, Involta took part in Planting Forward, a project to replace trees damaged or destroyed in the 2020 derecho storm that swept through Iowa and parts of the Midwest. One week later, Cedar Rapids employees spent half their workday cleaning up debris in nearby Jacolyn Park, both to celebrate Earth Day and to continue the ongoing cleanup of the community.
  • At the height of the pandemic, Involta spearheaded Operations Linking Loved Ones to help residents of long-term care facilities communicate virtually with loved ones who could not visit.

The company’s commitment and passion for serving has made Involta Cares a great success that will continue to benefit all involved. In addition, to further Involta’s involvement in the St. Pete business community, Lehrman has become an official member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Involta Cares, visit www.involta.com.

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