CEF Challenges Power Community
Members to Make a Difference
COMMON Education Foundation
The objective of the COMMON Education Foundation, in conjunction
with IBM Academic Initiative for Power Systems, is to expand and
enhance midrange education in colleges and universities. The
Foundation also works with COMMON members, local user groups,
sister user groups, Power Systems customers and Business Partners
to get more educational institutions involved with the platform.
If you, your company or your local user group are interested in
helping to make Power Systems and/or midrange education
available in your community, please contact foundation@common.
org, Executive Director Michelle August michelle_august@common.
org or Assistant Director Laura Ubelhor at email@example.com.
You may also visit the COMMON Education Foundation link on the COMMON site
There are a lot of ways that you can make a difference including monetary contributions, donating
items for the Silent Auctions held at the annual conference and volunteering to help staff the
foundation booth or with other CEF activities.
For contributors convenience we now offer payment using Paypal. You can simply visit the foundation
page on the COMMON site and click the Donate button. Using PayPal Power Community members can
easily make a credit card donation at any time throughout the year.
We challenge you to step forward and make a difference. Whether it be volunteering time or a
monetary donation the Power community benefits. The COMMON Education Foundation is a 501(c)( 3)
organization and, as such, all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact your
tax adviser for specific guidance. Follow by example and take the lead like Maxava and David Gibbs.
Both have very generously stepped forward for the foundation.
Thank You Maxava
The COMMON Education Foundation is a proud recipient of a Maxava $2,000 grant. Maxava
iFoundation was established to provide assistance to not-for-profit organizations working to grow and
strengthen the IBM i community. iFoundation grants are designed specifically to support user groups
in the general promotion and free exchange of knowledge, ideas and skills related to IBM i. Maxava, a
global leader in IBM i high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) software, launched the Maxava
iFoundation in March of 2011. The foundation has been established specifically to provide financial
assistance to initiatives and organizations working to grow and strengthen the IBM i community.