Bit-Wizards Launches Be the Magic Foundation

Encouraging Wizards to bring the magic to everyone they encounter
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Photo courtesy of Bit-Wizards

Fort Walton Beach-based technology company, Bit-Wizards, is known for its eclectic, fun-loving company culture, national caliber employee and client base, and philanthropic efforts. Over its 20 years in business, Bit-Wizards has given back to the Northwest Florida community through monetary, service based and volunteer efforts amounting to more than$1.6 million dollars in community support.

Recently, Bit-Wizards announced the launch of their newest endeavor, the Be the Magic Foundationat the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee. Centered on one of the Company’s six core values, Be the Magic encourages Wizards to bring the magic to everyone they encounter. As part of this announcement, $103,000 in cash and in-kind service donations were presented to the HSU Foundation, Hope Squad, PAWS and Choctaw High School Band.

The missions supported by the Be the Magic Foundation will encompass Youth Development, Adults & Children with Special Needs, Animal Welfare and Community Development. The Foundation pledges to provide meaningful opportunities for Bit-Wizards and its associates to give back to the Northwest Florida non-profit community through time, talent and monetary donations. Qualifying non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for Foundation support at BetheMagicFoundation.org.

“Philanthropy and giving back is a core ethos my partner, Louis [Erickson, Jr.] and I have lived by since starting Bit-Wizards in 2000,” said Vince Mayfield, CEO of Bit-Wizards. “The Bit-Wizards core value of Be the Magic is about making a positive impact on everyone we touch: our customers, our employees and families, our vendors, our partners, and our community. Louis and I formed the Be the Magic Foundation to focus and structure our giving, ensuring the causes our Wizards care about are well supported, and our giving can make the most impact.”

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