Giving back to your community can come in different forms. Individuals can contribute to the mission of MAGIC by giving time or monetary donations. Businesses can sponsor and partner with us on our various programs and projects. How you pay forward is up to you.
MAGIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your contribution or sponsorship will help inspire and educate our community’s youth with tech skills to help them pursue a career in technology. Your contributions help us continue to provide our programs and events at low to no cost to the participants. Your support also allows MAGIC to empower our community to lead as a viable tech hub city with initiatives like Smart Homes, Autonomous Corridor, and tech business integration. Consider giving to make that happen. Your generous donations may be tax-deductible so check with your tax professional.
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By sponsoring a MAGIC event, you help us to provide entry-level events to participants for free or at a low cost. MAGIC’s Capture the Flag Cybersecurity competition event happens two times a year, in April and November. The MAGIC Hackathon occurs annually, usually in the first quarter of the new year. Other program offerings include the Cyber Club and our Game Development courses.
We have several sponsorship levels to choose from. Select the program and sponsor level that works for you.
To pay by Credit Card click on the Sponsorship form link. Paying by check? No problem. Send your check, a note on what event you want to sponsor and send it to:
MAGIC, Inc. PO Box 517, Westminster, MD 21157
Time is just a important as money. MAGIC relies on the skills and support of the private sector to succeed. Tech industry professionals are encouraged to volunteer for our events and ongoing projects to pay forward and help mentor the next generation of professionals.
MAGIC has several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Take a look at our events lineup to find a good fit for you.
- Hackathon – MAGIC hosts a weekend long event that challenges teams of 2-4 students to design, build, and market an application in a weekend. This fast paced competition pits teams against each other to produce a viable, usable app in a weekend. This is an event that utilizes skills from all aspects of business, graphic design, development, and marketing to succeed. If you are a professional who is interested in mentoring and coaching these bright individuals during the competition, let us know. This is a great opportunity for college students to network and for professionals to check out the newest talent about to enter the work force.
- Capture the Flag- MAGIC hosts 2 Capture the Flag competitions each year. This is a great beginner level cybersecurity competition to introduce high school and entry level college students to the world of Cybersecurity. If you are a security professional with cyber skills, this is a great chance to mentor and coach the next generation of ethical hackers. These competitions are hosted at several locations simultaneously throughout Maryland.
- Cyber Club – This bi-monthly club meeting is geared toward high school students grades 8-12. Students work on various tech projects related to networking, System administration, and cybersecurity. Tech professionals are always welcome to share their knowledge and help empower the next batch of professionals.
- We are always looking for General volunteers to help with our other events and workshops. The Hackathon and Capture the flag are large events so general help is greatly appreciated for setup and cleanup.
For more information on how you or your Company can support the cause, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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