A Sponsor’s Story

The sponsor of a local technology nonprofit shares the story about how she came to live a life of service. Produced for 501cTECH.

The Need

Each year 501cTECH, a nonprofit that provides technological services to other nonprofits, brings together sponsors and organizations at its annual Technology Innovation Awards Ceremony. Since 2003 it has been recognizing local organizations with great ideas and awarding them with financial support to help implement those solutions. Support from donors is essential for the continuation of their services.  501cTECH needed to communicate to donors that their financial support has real and lasting impact on the lives of others in an uplifting tone that matched the energy and motivation of the annual event.

The Story

The short film profiles 501cTECH sponsor Christina Dauterive and her promise to support the organization. In 2005 Christina’s home and possessions were destroyed by hurricane Katrina, but she was able to put her life back together through the support of strangers she still hasn’t met. At the time of the devastation, Christina made a promise to herself: she would help others when she was in a position to do so. Now as a Marketing Manager for Centurylink, she has become a major contributor to 501cTECH and advocate for their work. Through Christina’s story the audience learns about the work of 501cTECH, gets to meet two students impacted by its services, and sees the intangible benefits of donating to a worthy organization.

The Team

  • Producer: Lance Kramer

  • Director & Editor: Chithra Jeyaram

  • Director of Photography: Stanley Staniski

  • Editor: Sara Fusco

  • Sound: Drew Kennedy

  • Production Assistant: Kate McCormick

  • Music: Sam McCormally

The Client

501cTECH is a nonprofit that that empowers local DC nonprofits by providing technological support. They help organizations run better, stretch dollars further, and make a bigger difference in the community through direct services, events, and awards.

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