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Volunteering and Philanthropy
Integrity and compassion have been intertwined in TMC’s history since its creation in 1987 by co-founders Jennifer Harris and Brenda Diener. Jennifer and Brenda’s relationship did not begin as business partners, but as best friends attending the University of Florida’s business program. Throughout their 20+ years as co-owners of TMC, Jennifer and Brenda actively involved the company in charitable initiatives in giving back to their community, such as regular volunteer days at the LA County Food Bank and Heal the Bay. These efforts have only increased since the heartbreaking loss of Brenda from cancer in 2011. Brenda and Jennifer’s shared dream of creating a rigorous and savvy software enterprise that incorporated their ideals of family, respect, and generosity has bloomed into what TMC is today: a business that truly values the well-being of its employees and community.
TMC does not just talk the talk – we walk the walk. Currently involved in a variety of philanthropic projects, TMC believes that empowering our community is one of the best ways to give back. As a female business owner in a male-dominated field, Jennifer understands how demoralizing it can be to feel that nobody you look up to looks like you. As a result, she created the Brenda Diener Memorial Scholarship for Women in Tech to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. This scholarship honors Brenda and is a testament to her enduring impact on our organization. TMC is a sponsor of various Women in Tech organizations including the Annual AAUW Long Beach STEM Career Conference which promotes 7th and 8th-grade girls to become involved in STEM. Jennifer has spoken at events like the 2021 Women in Tech Reception at Microsoft Summit and has also been a guest on podcasts including Next Wave Leadership, Women in ERP, and the Common Sense Marketer.
Providing financial support to worthy causes is an essential way that TMC gives back to its community. As a company, TMC has long sponsored a range of nonprofit organizations, such as 1736 Family Crisis Center and Orange County Goodwill. Since 2014, employees of TMC have participated in an annual Adopt-A-Family event providing holiday presents and everyday essentials to underprivileged families in Los Angeles County. TMC is also a longtime donor to various cancer organizations in Brenda’s honor, including the American Lung Association, Cancer Research Collaborative, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. These philanthropic efforts have become an integral part of TMC’s culture and help ensure that employees remain fulfilled by their work and believe in the good of the organization.
Scholarship for Women in Tech
Scholarship Founder | The Brenda Diener Memorial Scholarship for Women in Tech
Launched in 2020
In 2020, TMC launched two, need based, annual scholarships, for college female students, in honor of one of TMC’s founding partners, Brenda Diener. TMC was founded by Jennifer Harris and Brenda Diener in 1987. A unique friendship-based partnership which is the foundation for the unique close-knit culture at TMC.
One scholarship is being granted to a female Computer Science student at Long Beach City College and the other being granted to a female STEM student at Santa Monica City College. The purpose of this scholarship is to raise each other up and create opportunities for young women to pursue careers in technology.
Volunteer | Los Angeles Food Bank
2012 – 2013 – 2015
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been distributing food since 1973 and has provided over 1.9 billion pounds of food to those in need.
With the assistance of 15,000 volunteers and a network of over 600 partner agencies, the Food Bank collects food from various sources and serves more than 800,000 individuals on a monthly basis. Your donation can aid in fulfilling their mission. Almost all (96%) of the revenue generated is allocated to programs that assist those in need.
Volunteer | American Lung Association – Fight for Air Climbs
Since 2013 – Every Year
The American Lung Association has a 115-year legacy of improving lung health and preventing lung disease to save lives. Initially focused on ending tuberculosis, they have expanded their mission to address other respiratory illnesses. Thanks to their generous donors, volunteers, dedicated staff, and the participation of program and event attendees, they are recognized as a trusted source for lung health education, research, advocacy, support, programs, and services.
The American Lung Association’s mission, which began with a group of volunteers determined to eradicate tuberculosis, has evolved over the years to include various respiratory illnesses. With the help of their supporters, they continue to work towards improving lung health and preventing lung disease to save lives.
Volunteer | Heal the Bay International Coastal Cleanup
2012 – 2017
Established in 1985, Heal the Bay is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles are safe, healthy, and clean. They employ a combination of scientific research, education, community engagement, and advocacy to achieve their goals.
For over thirty years, Heal the Bay has been a leading advocate for Santa Monica Bay. However, they understand that safeguarding the Bay requires protecting the entire Los Angeles region. To this end, they work to defend the coastline, revitalize waterways, and promote clean water policy for the sake of public health.
Volunteer | Orange County Goodwill
Goodwill Industries was founded by Reverend Edgar J. Helms in Boston, Massachusetts in 1902. Goodwill of Orange County, a branch of the Los Angeles-based Goodwill Industries of Southern California, opened its doors in 1924 as a small storefront on Fourth Street in Santa Ana.
Today, it has grown into a respected community service provider and employer with over 900 staff members, an annual budget exceeding $78 million, and a commitment to serving thousands of individuals with disabilities or other challenges each year.
Sponsoring & Donations
Donor | Make A Wish Foundation
TIn 1980, the Make-A-Wish movement was born from the story of Christopher James Greicius, a brave young boy with leukemia who wished to become a police officer. His community in Phoenix came together to make his wish come true, and in the process, discovered the incredible impact that a granted wish can have on a child and their family.
Today, Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of wishes, providing hope and joy to families facing the challenges of critical illness.
Sponsor | Cancer Research Collaboration Charity – RadNet Golf Tournament
The Cancer Research Collaboration (CRC) is committed to partnering with others who share their passion for finding innovative strategies to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. They recognize that many of today’s medical and surgical treatments for cancer are the result of past clinical research trials, and they aim to continue this tradition of innovation by working collaboratively with their partners.
They believe that, by coming together and pooling our knowledge and resources, we can make significant progress towards putting an end to cancer.
Sponsor | Hope Community Resources – Walk & Roll for Hope
Hope Community Resources, Inc. is a non-profit disabilities service provider located in Anchorage, Alaska, with a long-standing commitment to supporting individuals of all ages and abilities who experience an intellectual or developmental disability, traumatic brain injury, or mental health challenge. Since their founding in 1968, they have been dedicated to removing obstacles and promoting opportunities for people to live meaningful lives.
Their annual Walk & Roll for Hope event has been a crucial source of funding for over 54 years, providing essential resources that enable them to continue delivering high-quality programs and services to those who rely on their support.
Sponsor | California Hospital Medical Center
In 1985, California Hospital Medical Center established its foundation to raise philanthropic support for patient care services, equipment, and building projects. Our donors’ generosity and vision provide the resources we need to offer high-quality medical care to all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.
Governed by a Board of Directors, the foundation has a dedicated staff that manages a comprehensive fund development program, which includes private foundation and corporate grants, individual giving, government support, and special events. Each year, we raise over $21 million through these efforts.
Sponsor | Hope Street Margolis Family Center
Since 2014, TMC has worked together with the community to adopt over 10 families per year and to sponsor and host a holiday event. This event takes place at the Hope Street Family Center location. Each year, over 50 people come together to participate in holiday events that include a catered lunch, holiday crafts, family pictures near the Christmas Tree as well as a beautiful holiday performance by West Coast Singers.
Hope Street Margolis Family Center is a community health, education, and recreation resource of California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a non-profit hospital that has served Los Angeles since 1887.
Sponsor | 1736 Family Crisis Center – Adopt a Family
Since 1972, the 1736 Family Crisis Center (1736 FCC ) has responded to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, victims of human trafficking, homeless families, homeless and at-risk Veterans, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance.
Since 2014, TMC has joined 1736 Family Crisis Center in their mission by participating in fundraising events, sponsoring events, and bringing awareness and education about these issues to surrounding communities.
- In 2014, we attended 1736 FCC’s Night of Comedy to Save Children, spotlighting awareness and education on human trafficking and sexual predators.
- In 2017, we attended 1736 FCC’s Night of Comedy and Charity with guest MC, Brad Garrett, spotlighting awareness and education on Domestic Violence and Youth Homelessness.
- In 2018, we sponsored and participated in 1736 FCC’s Domestic Violence Campaign “Show Your Purple” to create awareness for Domestic Violence.
Sponsor | Annual AAUW Long Beach STEM Career Conference
2022 and 2023
The AAUW is one of the oldest and most respected women’s organizations, with roots dating back to the late 1800s. The organization is dedicated to empowering women and girls through education, advocacy, and research. As part of this mission, AAUW offers workshops to middle-school students to encourage them to pursue college degrees in technology fields and become future leaders.
TMC co-sponsored the American Association of University Women’s STEM Career Conference at Long Beach City College, which featured workshops led by women with successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. These workshops were designed to inspire middle-school girls and encourage them to explore the possibilities of careers in these fields and pursue higher education.
Sponsor | Women in Tech Reception at Dynamics Communities Summit
The Women in Tech Conference is an annual event that takes place during the Dynamics Communities Summit conference. Since its inception in 2021, the conference has brought together women from various areas of the Microsoft Channel to discuss their experiences and explore ways to support and inspire younger women to pursue careers in technology.
Through engaging discussions and informative sessions, attendees can learn about the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field of technology, as well as network with peers and industry leaders. The Women in Tech Conference is a unique opportunity for women to connect, collaborate, and empower each other in their careers.