a charity of the Morrow Community Foundation
We are very proud to now be a part of the North Georgia Community Foundation. This regional 501(c)3 provides us with the accounting detail and support that will help us continue to support the local schools and students even better than we previously could.
Thank you for visiting our website. In five years, the Forsyth BYOT Benefit has raised over $220,000 to put Internet in the homes and devices in the hands of students without them. This has been accomplished through the efforts of our sponsors, golfers, runners and volunteers.
If you are interested in participating in this effort in 2018, we encourage you to click through the site, check out our sponsorship opportunities and events and make even more students more capable and more connected.
Thank you in advance for helping us in 2018!
These funds were raised through the incredible support of sponsors, players, runner and supporters who selflessly gave what they could to help these deserving students who do not have the home internet and connected devices necessary to excel in school.
A new video showing why this is necessary can be seen here!
The Forsyth BYOT Benefit appreciates the support of the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club's "Flags For Education" fundraiser. Sales will benefit the Forsyth BYOT Benefit. Please consider sponsoring their initiative. Click their logo to download a form to support this effort.
On December 18, 2017, Jim and Peggie Morrow presented the largest check to date to the Forsyth County Board of Education.
The 2017 edition of the Forsyth BYOT Benefit raised and donated $51,248 to Dr. Jeff Bearden and the board at their December meeting.
Dr. Jim and Peggie Morrow learned in 2013 that there were over 2000 families in Forsyth County who did not have Internet in their homes. With so much of the schoolwork requiring online access, they decided to try to make a difference in the lives of those who did not have the privileges of others.
And now, students are expected to study and complete assignments online whenever there is an inclement weather day. Can you imagine what it would be to have no Internet access - even for one day?
Perhaps this video will help you understand the need better.
In 2013, The Morrow Community Foundation started a benefit to support the Forsyth County Schools' BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) initiative, which seeks to improve the use of and access to the types of technology that students will be using as students and as adults.
In its first five years, The Forsyth BYOT Benefit has donated over $220,000 to the Forsyth County Schools, placing Internet in several hundred homes, providing devices to deserving students who were without, and improved the Media Centers in most schools.
In 2018, we have set our sights on a loftier goal and believe that the generous people and businesses of Forsyth County will again see their way to assist these students. We invite you to peruse our website, see what we have done, and decide how you’d like to be a part of this very important effort.