Manish Mittal, CEO of OpenSource Technologies, serves on the board of directors for the Dolan Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to financially supporting families caring for children with serious illnesses such as anemia or cancer. The Fund, named after Kelly Anne Dolan, a child with a rare blood disease, aims to relieve the financial burden of medical costs, so that families do not have to sacrifice basic expenses like food and shelter to care for their childrens’ conditions.
OST‘S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DOLAN FUND
Mittal states that his connection to the organization comes from a desire to apply his background in IT and software to a good cause in the local, Pennsylvania community.
In terms of his and the company’s role within the Dolan Fund, Mittal describes OST’s support of the organization as addressing the Fund’s web application and software needs. “The board of directors requires different skill sets from its members,” Mittal states. With experience and knowledge of technology, Mittal and OpenSource take care of the Fund’s technical registration software and website requirements to help the organization better serve the affected and operate better in all they do.
“This fund helps the families of children with illnesses get through tough economic times,” Mittal adds. “We want to use our professional services for good, and directly touch the lives of children and families in our immediate area.”
Mark Cornes, an OST Executive of Business Development, uses lacrosse coaching to mentor youth by fostering leadership and teamwork in athletics and in life. “The lessons taught on the field have a direct correlation to life, and I love watching kids learn these lessons and then go on in life to achieve great things because of that,” Cornes says of his coaching work. Coach Cornes is a former high school All-American who went on to play at UMBC in MD. He is currently the Head Coach of Souderton High School’s varsity Lacrosse team, an assistant coach to students grades 3-8 in the Souderton Area Boys Lacrosse Association (SABLA), and Assistant Head Coach of the Duke’s Club Lacrosse program.