Selfless Service Spotlight: Arizona Technology Council

Arizona Technology Council Selfless ServiceTo help champion the concept of selfless service, Keyser is shining the spotlight on organizations who are committed to serving others. Today, we'd like to feature the Arizona Technology Council and how they are practicing selfless service through the work that they do.

The Arizona Technology Council is the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona’s technology community. As Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Council is recognized as having a diverse professional business community. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona.

Here's our interview with Steve Zylstra, President & CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, on how their organization practices selfless service.

Selfless service is loosely defined as a service that is performed without any expectation of something in return. How does your organization selflessly serve others?

The Arizona Technology Council has established a Foundation whose mission is to support Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) education by carrying out projects, programs, fairs, bowls and festivals that focus on STEM. The purpose of this support is to motivate students to seek educational and career paths in STEM-related fields. The Foundation also sponsors students who are pursuing careers in technology through scholarships and grants.

Do you have a specific example or a story of selfless service that has happened at your organization?

In the spirit of the traditional annual food drives the Arizona Technology Council is proud to host a holiday Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) Drive. We are collecting donations of STEM items, such as laptops, iPods, portable DVD players, digital cameras, study guides, E-books, calculators etc., to donate to the Phoenix Children's Hospital's “1 Darn Cool School,” a program designed to help prepare a child for return to the classroom after a long hospitalization.

What are your organization’s values, and how does the idea of selfless service fit into those values?

The Council values a diverse professional business community, whose members work collaboratively for positive technology transformation in Arizona through thoughtful leadership in mentoring, education, legislation and social action. Selfless service is inherent in our mission. We work tirelessly for our cause of advancing Arizona’s technology sector without regard for profit.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the world about the idea of selfless service?

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.

Keyser is a commercial real estate advisory firm that is transforming the business world through selfless service. Our goal is to prove once and for all that the most self-interested business strategy in the world is to be of selfless service to others. Contact us today to see how we can be of service to you.