PMIEF Annual Report 2015 - Page 8

Corporate Partnerships Promote PM for Social Good® HPE Accelerates PMI Chapter Pro Bono Partnerships It is well known that actively engaged sponsors are the top driver of project success. To that end, having Anthony (Tony) Gayter, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Vice President for Global Transition and Transformation Program Portfolio Management, serving as executive sponsor of the PMI Educational Foundation’s Community Advancement through Project Management Award, ensures the Award program’s success! Tony launched the 2016 Award program at the PMI PMO Symposium 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona as he wrapped up his executive keynote address. He encouraged PMO corporate and government agency teams to engage with their communities and apply for the Award. Anthony (Tony) Gayter, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services Vice President for Global Transition and Transformation Program Portfolio Management The Awardees in each category (Individual Project Manager, PMI Chapter, and Corporation/Government Agency) who demonstrate outstanding contributions to project management for social good® are announced at PMI Global Congress 2016 – North America. The Corporation/Government Agency PMO Team is also recognized at the PMI PMO Symposium. HPE further supported the Awards planning process with a grant to PMIEF designed to “accelerate” the PMI Chapter Category and to acknowledge PMI Chapters for their longstanding pro bono partnerships with charitable organizations throughout the globe. PMI Registered Education Providers and Consultants Support PMIEF and PM Training PMI Registered Education Providers (REPs) and PMI Registered Consultants continue to contribute to PMIEF both financially and through the provision of educational opportunities for individuals via the PMIEF Scholarship Program. In 2015, these PMI Registered Education Providers and Consultants contributed more than $361,907 in the form of financial support, in-kind professional development training, and academic scholarships. Our thanks to: International Institute for Learning (IIL), University of Management and Technology (UMT), Cadence Management Corporation, Project Auditors, OSP International, Cheetah Learning, The Project Lab, The Project Strategy Consulting Group, and Project Management Academy. 7 • For the fifth year, our Mission Partner, IIL, sponsored the prestigious PMIEF Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management created to recognize an outstanding project manager who exemplifies the excellence and dedication of renowned project manager, Harold Kerzner, MS, MBA, PhD. • IIL also continued to donate a virtual booth to facilitate PMIEF’s participation in IIL’s Virtual International Project Management Day. • Another sustaining donor, the Chen Frame Foundation, established by UMT President, Dr. Yanping Chen and UMT Academic Dean, Dr. J. Davidson Frame, made a major gift in support of PMIEF educational programs and resources.