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 four years, the Forsyth BYOT Benefit has raised over $170,000 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 2017, 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 2017!
If you'd like to participate in the 2017 iRUN for BYOT, go here for more details.
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.
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, in 2016, 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 four years, The Forsyth BYOT Benefit has donated over $170,000 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 2017, 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.