NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Most large organizations have a philanthropic side to them, donating money to a good cause when the opportunity presents itself. But few have the opportunity to create a legacy for one of their own, an honor Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), has bestowed on the life and work of Bob Butcher, a longtime Logicalis employee, by dedicating its annual Chicago-area customer golf outing to his memory and creating a scholarship for his high school alma mater.
Butcher worked at Logicalis for over 13 years as the Director of Brand Operations out of the company's Chicago office. When he died unexpectedly in 2015, the company, along with Butcher's family and friends, wanted to create a legacy to honor him and his devotion to his community.
"Bob was so much more than a colleague," recalls Jeff Wilms, Regional Vice President of Sales, Midwest, for Logicalis US. "Of course he did an excellent job working with our emerging partners, but he was also one of those people who just had a passion for life and a caring community-minded spirit, something we felt deserved to be honored in a way that would have been meaningful to him."
Though he went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from Lewis University, Butcher's heart belonged to St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago; attending St. Rita was an experience Butcher felt had truly shaped and defined who he had become. As an active alumnus of the school, he was devoted to its success, and his friends and family could think of nothing more fitting than donating the charitable proceeds from Logicalis' annual customer golf outing to the school to help another bright and deserving student attend just as he had done.
For the past two years, Logicalis has dubbed the event the "Bob Butcher Memorial Golf Outing." Logicalis' vendor partners donated prizes ranging from golf bags and clubs to a YETI cooler, a Tori Burch purse, a Tiffany bracelet, Michael Kors sunglasses and a Weber grill. In all, the event, which took place earlier this month, raised $5,000 for St. Rita this year.
And today, there is another Robert Butcher working at Logicalis: Butcher's son, Robbie, is now a Sales Development Associate in the same Chicago office that loved his father so much.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers' vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world's leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
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