Gallagher donates IT equipment to schools in need

Gallagher donates IT equipment to schools in need | Insurance Business

Gallagher donates IT equipment to schools in need

Gallagher Brisbane’s transfer to new office premises has benefitted schools in need.

The broker’s Toowong and Mary Street offices recently relocated to a single location on Ann Street in the northern part of the CBD, close to Central Station and Roma Street Parklands.

Computer equipment not needed for the move was collected, packed up, and delivered to Robin Jaggessar, to be donated to an indigenous school in Northern New South Wales as well as to schools in India. Jagessar is the head of college of the InTech Institute of Technology and a board member of the Indian Federation of Queensland. Both organisations support schools and are Gallagher clients.

The donation consists of 260 monitors, 135 keyboards and mice, 200 patch leads of various sizes, 130 Cisco phones, two universal power supplies, one server, plus 30 machines.

Mia Hepi, Brisbane account executive, came up with the idea to donate the surplus office equipment when she received the Gallagher internal email informing staff that surplus office equipment was up for grabs.

“It gave me and the team great pleasure to be able to donate our IT equipment to help the education of the younger generation,” Hepi said. “This demonstrates the Gallagher Way as we are a warm, close company.”

Jaggessar still needs central processing units (CPUs) to go with the monitors, and Gallagher IT is identifying further equipment that may be available for recycling to these schools.