Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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The Community Foundation is helping fund an initiative that makes technology more affordable for local charites.

"Connected Communities" Initiative Makes Big Impact

Several years ago, the Community Foundation established the Connected Communities initiative in partnership with Mike Bieganski, a retired senior VP of information technology for Bosch, and South Bend-based nonprofit fellowship program enFocus. The initial goal of Connected Communities was to hook up a handful of local nonprofits to the Metronet, the super-fast fiber optic network that loops around South Bend and Mishawaka. But when it became clear that these charities needed considerably more help with technology, the initiative broadened its scope.

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