'Indy Tech Gives' Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Shaving his head helped Craig Boas of PFL raise $8,300. Shaving his head helped Craig Boas of PFL raise $8,300.

Four Indianapolis tech companies have reached their collective goal to raise more than $50,000 for several central Indiana nonprofits as part of the inaugural Indy Tech Gives campaign.

For six weeks, Boardable, PERQ, OneCause, and PFL held a variety of fundraisers to reach their goals.

"Each participating company was driven by a personal passion for the selected benefiting charities, and it showed. We hope this annual social fundraising competition continues to grow each year, helping create positive change here in our local communities and other technology hubs," said Steve Johns, chief executive officer for OneCause.

The 228 challenge participants raised funds through the OneCause Peer-to-Peer Social Fundraising platform, with live leaderboards, giving day matches, team-based competitions, and social sharing to drive employee participation. The companies together raised $50,086 over the six week period.

Top individual fundraiser Craig Boas, director of business development for PFL, was the top individual fundraiser, earning more than $8,300 for Brooke's Place. Boas shaved his head while sitting at Monument Circle in downtown Indy to drive donations.

Indy Tech Gives says the head-shaving inspired a competitor from OneCause to do the same thing. Brad Ton agreed to the “shearing” after he reached his $1,000 goal.

The campaign fundraising helps to support Riley Children's Foundation, Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People, United Way of Central Indiana, Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, and TechPoint Foundation for Youth.

Click here to read our original coverage, plus watch the video of Boas getting his head shaved.              

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