Children’s Cabinet awarded $486K technology and software grant from Microsoft

Press Release – 2016 Microsoft Cyber Grant to Children’s Cabinet


The Microsoft Reno senior leadership team (left to right) Owen Roberts, Dermot McMahon, Mark Creighton and Mario Viamin present a $486K software donation to Mike Pomi, Executive Director, The Children’s Cabinet.

Photo Credit: Sholeh Moll, NDOT  


Software to support The Children’s Cabinet and their Redfield Academy Technology upgrade

RENO, Nev. (Sept. 20, 2016) Microsoft Reno presented The Children’s Cabinet with a $486,724 Software donation at the Art of Childhood fundraising gala held at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. Through Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship efforts, the Cyber Grant will support The Children’s Cabinet and their Redfield Academy technology upgrade in addition to software upgrades in their offices and program locations throughout the state.

“Through our Corporate Citizenship efforts, we provide technology tools, training, and resources that can help create opportunities and transform communities,” said Owen Roberts, General Manager, Microsoft’s Americas Operations Center. “We are proud to provide this opportunity and support The Children’s Cabinet, who provide great services and programs throughout the state of Nevada.”

“The software provided by this grant will enable The Children’s Cabinet to provide uniform, secure, and dependable technology to a growing staff, working from 11 different buildings in four cities across Nevada,” said Mike Pomi, Executive Director of the Children’s Cabinet. “The comprehensive upgrades will improve communication capacity, enhance client services, and increase productivity. Overall, this project will strengthen The Children’s Cabinet’s interoffice communication and expand the delivery of services to youth and families in need.”

Directly impacted will be the technology for the Redfield Academy, a 30-student high school run by The Children’s Cabinet for students in Washoe County who are two or more semesters behind and need academic and personal guidance to catch up and earn their diplomas. Youth receive small-setting academics and personal teacher attention in addition to counseling services and other needs. The technology upgrades will support student achievement by improving access to computers and networking systems necessary to efficiently complete coursework and online testing for credits and graduation.

Beyond donations to nonprofits, Microsoft also offers a discount program that allows nonprofit organizations to purchase Microsoft software and licenses at a substantially reduced cost. For information on this program, please visit Microsoft’s Nonprofit Open License website. For more information about Microsoft, our Citizenship efforts and investments in communities around the world, please visit

About Microsoft in Reno: 

Headquartered in Reno, Nev. since 1997, Microsoft Reno enables organizations, large and small, to acquire, distribute and utilize the company’s vast array of products, including software, devices and services. One of only three operations centers in the world for Microsoft Corporation, Americas Operations Center (Microsoft Reno) employs approximately 500 professionals and supports Microsoft’s operations for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Volume Licensing, XBOX, Online Advertising and Dynamics throughout North and South America. Microsoft and its employees contribute to the community in which they live by bringing the benefits of information technology to people and organizations throughout the community with an emphasis on partnerships and activities that provide technology solutions that empower students through education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, as well as signature technology events, employee volunteer hours and gift matching. In the past five years, Microsoft Reno has contributed nearly $2.5 million to the northern Nevada community. In FY17, Microsoft Reno is celebrating 20 years in northern Nevada. Learn more about Microsoft in Reno at Connect with us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( for news, events and community outreach updates.

About The Children’s Cabinet:

The Children’s Cabinet is a Nevada nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping children safe and families together. Since 1985, The Children’s Cabinet has collaborated with public partners and community leaders to identify gaps in service and to meet the needs of a wide-ranging age group—from small children to young adults. Services include child care resources; parenting classes; education and work experience programs; outreach to runaway, homeless, and foster youth; and family counseling. With the help of donations and other community support, The Children’s Cabinet is able to provide its many programs and services at no charge. For more information about Children’s Cabinet, please visit or call 775-856-0123. Follow us on Facebook, and Twitter at


Amy Riley – Communications Manager




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