INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, today announced a $100,000 charitable gift to Ivy Tech Community College, located in Indianapolis, Ind. The charitable gift will be used to support the supplemental instruction services offered through the college's student resource center. "Ingram Micro's acquisition of BrightPoint gives us a second home in Indianapolis, and we recognize the importance of supporting education in the communities in which we work and live," said Bashar Nejdawi, president, Ingram Micro Mobility North America. "Ivy Tech aligns with Ingram Micro Mobility as a critical thread in the fabric of the local community, as both organizations have a rich history of providing Indianapolis residents with a quality education and meaningful employment. We couldn't think of a better partner for one of our most important focus areas than Ivy Tech." This donation follows a long history of support for Ivy Tech Community College by legacy BrightPoint, which was acquired by Ingram Micro Inc. on October 15, 2012. "We have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with BrightPoint and are very excited to have Ingram Micro Mobility's continued support in helping provide resources for the more than 27,000 students who rely on the services of our resource center each year," said Dr. Kathleen Lee, Ivy Tech Chancellor. "Both Ivy Tech Community College and Ingram Micro Mobility are devoted to the city that is our home, and this is a wonderful celebration of the power of education." About Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com. Ingram Micro Mobility is a leading provider of device lifecycle services - with the ability to provide complete lifecycle capabilities from basic warehousing to software loading, order and accounts receivable management, end-user fulfillment, and reverse logistics, which includes services from repair to refurbishment and recycling of wireless devices. Visit www.ingrammicro.com/mobility. About Ivy Tech Community College Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
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