'Indy Tech Gives' to the Community

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PFL's Craig Boas shaved his head as part of the charity effort. (photo courtesy of Indy Tech Gives) PFL's Craig Boas shaved his head as part of the charity effort. (photo courtesy of Indy Tech Gives)

Four Indianapolis tech companies are joining forces to help those in need in central Indiana. It’s part of the inaugural Indy Tech Gives campaign. For six weeks, Boardable, PERQ, OneCause, and PFL will work to raise funds for the nonprofit organizations of their choice. The partners hope to reach, or surpass, $50,000.

“Indy Tech Gives was an opportunity for us with other local tech companies in the Indianapolis area to step up and to make a difference in the communities that we are part of,” said Daniel Gaugler, chief marketing officer with PFL. The tactile marketing firm is headquartered in Montana, but opened an east coast headquarters in Indianapolis in 2018. “PFL efforts always favor local causes and the communities that we have put our roots in,” explained Gaugler.

Under the hashtag, #IndyTechGives, the money will benefit six nonprofit organizations; Brooke's Place, Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, Riley Children's Foundation, and United Way of Central Indiana, and TechPoint Foundation for Youth.

PFL chose Brooke’s Place. “It was a great opportunity for us to bring the team together around a great cause. The team looked at some of the nonprofits in the Indianapolis area and said here's one that we as a group feel passionate about, and that we believe we can make a difference,” said Gaugler.

The Indy Tech Gives website encourages companies to spark positive change and build towards an even stronger, more vibrant community. But just how far are the participants willing to go to raise money? Craig Boas, director of business development for PFL, made it a personal goal to raise $10,000 for Brooke’s Place. After reaching his mark, Boas followed through. “He shaved his head there on (Monument) Circle just a few days ago,” chuckled Gaugler.

The fundraising effort started July 20 and runs to August 31. Click here to visit the Indy Tech Gives website and learn how you can get involved.

Gaugler explains how the campaign is a team building opportunity but it also allows for hair raising challenges.
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