Make a Difference Community Partner Grant

Our 2021 grant opportunity for Denver Metro nonprofits

Mytech’s mission is to grow, help, and make a difference. By partnering with local businesses, and giving back to our community we can make a difference in the community as a whole. 

The nonprofit organization recipient of this grant will receive three years of our managed & professional IT services – up to a $250,000 value!


May 20th, 2021 | 1:00PM MST

We will be accepting applications between March 1st, 2021 and April 16th, 2021(EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 23RD, 2021) All organizations will be judged based on their need, their technology vision, and their ability to capitalize on the value of our services. The winner and the top 3 finalists will be announced at an event on Thursday, May 20th, 2021.

Meet your Judges

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Patti Gustafson | General Manager at Mytech Partners

Patti brings 30 years of business management experience to her current position as General Manager at the Colorado branch of Mytech Partners, Inc. Patti has held leadership and management positions in Fortune 500 companies, technical start-ups, and nonprofit organizations and leverages her varied work experience to grow her team and serve clients with care. The continuous improvement disciplines she embraced when earning her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and PMP (Project Management Professional) certification provide the foundation required to drive results.

Patti is active in the IT Community and in her local Golden, Colorado community. She has participated in Evolve industry peer groups since 2015 and volunteers her time to Central Jefferson County Young Life.

Patti and her husband, Tom, have enjoyed living in Colorado for over 20 years and enjoy hiking and snowshoeing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, live music at Red Rocks, and exploring the front range food scene. They are blessed with a daughter, Maddie, currently studying at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Brandon Meyer | Sales Manager at Mytech Partners

Brandon Meyer brings 9 years of IT business management experience to his position as Colorado Branch Sales Manager. He focuses on helping customers achieve 4x more value and productivity from their IT investments through implementing a proven IT strategy that is aligned with business goals. As the ‘sales leader’ Meyer works with the Colorado based team to help “Make IT Easy” for the respective prospects and clients they serve. Brandon is the author of a blog entitled disABILITY which focuses on the often unnoticed abilities of people with diagnosed or undiagnosed “disabilities” to thrive in society.

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Lorii Rabinowitz | CEO, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF)

Lorii Rabinowitz leads authentically, approaching challenges with curiosity and collaboration in mind. At DSF, Rabinowitz is known as a leader with a deep commitment to her team and community. She forges connections across sectors and is passionate about fostering equitable opportunities and outcomes with students who reflect historically underrepresented communities in higher education, including students of color, first generation college students, and students with low income. In her work at DSF, Rabinowitz collaborates with the DSF team to make college possible, empowering and inspiring Denver students on their journeys to and through college and building the future of our community.

Outside of DSF, she is the former chair of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board of Directors, served on the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a trustee of the Rose Community Foundation. She volunteers for numerous organizations including Project Angel Heart and Big Brothers Big Sisters and was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Business of 2019 by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

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Alex Sward | CFO, People Element

Alex Sward is the Chief Financial Officer of People Element. He has been working in the HR space for almost 15 years and finance for the last eight. He has a broad range of experience having worked with start-ups creating business plans and securing funding to leading organizations through product and service evolutions to align them with changing marketplaces. In his free time he enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his wife and their daughter.

People Element simplifies the process of improving the employee experience. It seamlessly combines a powerful platform with expert guidance that equips leaders and managers to quickly identify insights and take action, leading to increased engagement, higher retention, and better productivity.

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TC North | Executive coach | Professional EOS® Implementer | Leadership Speaker

For over 30 years, TC North, Ph.D. has helped entrepreneurs and their teams become high performers. In the early years of his practice, he mentally trained elite athletes, including 31 Olympic athletes, a few Olympic teams and one professional sports team.

About 26 years ago, he began working with entrepreneurs, which is now his sole focus and loves because, as he says, “Entrepreneurs and their teams are the athletes of the business world.” He helps entrepreneurs and their teams two ways: 1. To master their minds and emotions with Mindful Power™ and 2. Implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®) the only highly proven management and leadership system designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs (It has been implemented in over 10,000 companies internationally).

In recent years, he helped two of the entrepreneurs he coached go from years of frustration and flat revenues to become members of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

He’s also a published scientist, one of TC’s studies was designated a landmark study in psychology and co-author of the best-selling leadership book “Fearless Leaders.”