Category: Imprint

03 Nov 2017

Two dozen local businesses chip-in to raise $15,700 for charity

On Thursday, September 28, Imprint held its second annual charity golf tournament.  The tournament successfully raised $15,700, exceeding last year’s total by nearly $1,000. This year’s proceeds will benefit Backpacks of Love, a local non-profit that fights child hunger on a local level at elementary schools.

The tournament, hosted by Hunting Hawk Golf Club in Glen Allen, featured 18 teams and multiple sponsors. In total, about 24 local businesses contributed to this year’s tournament.  PIE Tech, a local technology consulting firm, finished the day in first place.

Participants enjoyed complimentary lunch, dinner, and drinks throughout the day.  Dozens of raffle prizes were also won, such as gift cards, Disney World tickets, a YETI cooler, and an All Imerge Single Monitor Sit/Stand Workstation.

“Thank you to all of the sponsors, participants, and volunteers that made Imprint’s Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament such a phenomenal day,” said Andrea Starr, Imprint Outreach Coordinator. “It means so much to us to have such wonderful support in the community helping us assist disadvantaged kids.”

Be on the lookout for next year’s tournament as a fun way for you and your company to give back to the community.  Click here to join the Imprint mailing list for the latest news and information on next year’s tournament, as well as other initiatives Imprint is planning for 2018.

06 Sep 2017

Imprint to Host Second Golf Tournament

Imprint, the charitable arm of Cobb Technologies, will be hosting its second annual golf tournament on September 28th. The tournament, held at Hunting Hawk Golf Club, will feature dozens of local businesses and benefit local charity, Backpacks of Love.

“Last year’s tournament raised nearly $15,000 and allowed local businesses to give back to the community,” said Andrea Starr, Outreach Coordinator for Imprint.  “That money supplied 100 children with food for an entire year, and we hope to double the number of children we can help this year.”

All proceeds from the Imprint Golf Tournament benefit local charity, Backpacks of Love.  Backpacks of Love’s mission is to eliminate hunger in school-age children and teens in Central Virginia by providing them with food on the weekends.

“The reason behind it is mainly to make sure these kids have nutrition through the weekend [until] they can get back on their school lunch programs,” said Rich Napier, president of Backpacks of Love. “The whole idea is that if you’ve got a child that’s not hungry, hopefully they’ll learn more in school and eventually break the cycle of poverty.”

In addition to great prizes like Disneyworld Park Hopper passes (an $800 value), participants will have a chance to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander. The event will have free snacks, drinks and an awards presentation with dinner provided. All organizations interested in participating in this year’s tournament should visit cobbimprint.org to view registration details and sponsorship opportunities.

05 Jun 2017

Cobb to Host Silent Auction Fundraiser

On Thursday, June 8, Cobb Technologies will be hosting a silent auction fundraiser at its Richmond HQ office from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to benefit Imprint’s endeavors in the community. Featuring 100+ items donated by Richmond-area businesses and individuals, live music, food, and beverages, the event will offer the public a great way to get involved in the community and get great deals on local goods and services.

The Shh!ilent Auction will feature over 100 items that range from restaurant gift cards, customized art and jewelry, home and personal services, sports memorabilia, and clothing. In addition to these items, food plates and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase as well.

A full list of items available for bidding can be found here.

“We have been inundated with support from local businesses since we began planning this event,” said Andrea Starr, outreach coordinator for Imprint. “It has truly been amazing to see the donations and words of encouragement pour in over the last few months.”

“It just goes to show you how much Richmond cares about the local community,” said Starr.

All proceeds from this event will go directly towards Imprint’s initiatives and efforts in the community. Imprint, which was named a 501(c)(3) in June 2016, primarily focuses on providing relief for at-risk youth in the Richmond community by teaming up with smaller, unheralded organizations. Over the past year, Imprint has completed a number of projects, including packing over 10,000 bags of supplementary weekend food for impoverished school-aged children and donating 700 books to a local Bon Secours pediatrician’s office after a month-long project to paint the waiting and patient rooms with murals.

“The proceeds from this event will be used towards the continued support of our initiatives, which focus on fighting child hunger, facilitating literacy and ensuring children have the tools they need to maximize their learning,” said Starr. “From food to school supplies, every dime spent at our fundraiser will go directly to helping a child in our community.”

The Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, June 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Technologies’ HQ (1000 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen, Va. 23059).

To RSVP for the event, please click here. If the link does not work, you can email Imprint coordinator, Andrea Starr, directly at imprint@cobbtechnologies.com, or call her at (804) 823-2891.

15 Jul 2016

Imprint designated 501(c)(3)

On July 8, 2016, Cobb Technologies’ community outreach initiative, Imprint, was officially designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. In June, Imprint had been declared a licensed non-profit organization in the state of Virginia.imlog

Imprint was the brainchild of Cobb Technologies employees Andrea Warren, Howard Manning and company president Toni Gorveatt in early 2016. Warren, who was named Imprint coordinator at its inception, was primarily responsible for getting the initiative off the ground.

“The fact that we were in a research phase just five months ago, and are now a fully credited 501(c)(3) organization is simply incredible,” said Warren, who also works in Cobb’s collections department. “I could not be more overjoyed with the enthusiastic response Imprint has received from local businesses who have embraced our efforts.”

Cobb Technologies’ philanthropic enterprise aims to help smaller, unheralded organizations and causes that do not have the necessary means or financial support that larger non-profits have. By leveraging its resources and status in the business community, Cobb plans to help usher these causes into the spotlight.

“My vision for Imprint is to become a well-respected non-profit in the state of Virginia,” said Warren. “I want to continue to inspire the community and form business partnerships that will work towards creating a better life for all children.”

Over Cobb Technologies’ 26 years of business, philanthropy has been a priority. Cobb has collectively donated millions of dollars and allowed employees time from work to volunteer for various Virginia-based charities.

“Whether it is an individual or a corporate entity, I think it is very important to for us all to reach out and help those who are not as fortunate as we are,” said Freddy Cobb, Cobb Technologies’ owner & CEO. “We feel like that is actually our duty – it is something we need to be doing.”