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Tallan employees strive to give back to the communities where we live and work.

Tallan Women in STEM Scholarship

Glastonbury, CT

Since its inception in 2018, Tallan’s scholarship has been awarded to a local female high school student, enrolled and pursuing a college degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) field. It is an effort we at Tallan are very proud of, particularly as a local employer of those with STEM degrees. The Women in STEM movement continues to grow in reputation and importance, and we are thrilled to play even a small part.

In 2020, Tallan hosted students from across the state, for the first time, at our headquarters in Glastonbury, CT. The winner received an Enterprise-grade developer laptop, the same style used every day by our consultants. For the initiative’s fourth year, the Tallan Scholarship was opened to students across the entire state of Connecticut. In 2022, Tallan Senior UX Consultant, Christina Tillbrook, hosted a Women in STEM virtual presentation where she discussed women in the workplace, challenges to empower change, her own inspirational journey, and our 2022 scholarship program.

Click here to learn more about the Tallan Scholarship.

The Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge 

Glastonbury, CT

For two years, Tallan has been a proud sponsor of Connecticut’s Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge. The computing challenge is an initiative put together by the Lt. Governor’s office in Connecticut for students grades 3 – 12 to create either a concept, prototype or complete computer program inspired by a theme that promotes coding skills.

In 2022, the Coding for Good – Inspiring Health and Wellness for All initiative tasked students with identifying an issue and proposing their computing solution using three challenge options. Tallan partnered with educational organizations in CT to spread awareness and participation in this year’s challenge. Our team also created a now total of three resource videos for students to reference; Building a Flowchart, Storyboard Your Ideas, and Building Wireframes, which you can view here. Tallan’s Michelle Petri-Hall joined Christina Tillbrook as a part of the guest panel that judged student submissions.

Million Women Mentors

Glastonbury, CT

Million Women Mentors actively supports women in STEM careers. Their objectives are rooted in growing the number of girls and women who pursue, persist and thrive in STEM, amplifying mentorship to inspire girls and women on STEM pathways and building a premier network of organizations and individuals that advance girls and women in STEM.

In 2021, Tallan joined an Information Technology panel along with Lt. Governor Susan Bysciewicz, to kick off CS Educational Week and discuss careers in tech. Click here to learn more about this great program!

Cornell University: Seismic Design Team

Glastonbury, CT

Cornell Seismic Design is an undergraduate project team that designs, builds, and tests a scaled multi-story balsa wood tower for an international undergraduate competition held every spring at the annual meeting hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

Tallan provided guidance on how to order a domain name as well as setting up an account with email and a hosting plan. Volunteer team members also walked through how to move files from local directories to hosted servers, and achieve proper SEO. Their site went live in March 2022!

MetroHacks 2018

Cambridge, MA

Tallan is proud to be a sponsor of MetroHacks 2018 by providing breakfast to the 200+ students and volunteers participating in this event. The event this year is hosted at the Harvard College Student Organization Center (SOCH) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MetroHacks is the biggest high school hackathon in New England and attracts attendees from all over the country.

Three Tallan employees volunteered to participate/mentor in the event to help foster and influence the next generation of tech enthusiast!

Lifesavor 2018

Boston, MA

Tallan supported Lifesavor by sending one of our employees to attend this meaningful event presented by Citizens Bank.

LifeSavor is dubbed” Boston’s Best Dinner Party with a Conscience. Each year Boston’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants come together to raise money to feed our homebound and critically ill neighbors. Lifesavor 2018 successfully raised $735,000. Read More

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Relay for Life

Glastonbury, CT

Tallan is sponsoring a Relay for Life team this May in support of cancer survivors everywhere and in memory of a Tallan employee who lost their battle with cancer.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year! Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Read More

J.P. Morgan Challenge

NYC, New York

Now in its 39th year, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge benefits charitable groups in race cities across the United States and around the world.

Charitable giving is an important component of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series, with JPMorgan Chase & Co. making locally-designated donations at each of its 14 events in eight countries, on five continents. Approximately $2M total has been provided to not-for-profit organizations in Corporate Challenge markets over the past three years. The world’s largest corporate running Series is continuing its long-standing tradition of supporting charities and institutions that contribute to an overall quality of life in the communities served by JPMorgan Chase. Read More

Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction

Connecticut

Since 2007 the Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament has been a leading force in furthering the Petit Family Foundation’s mission of fostering the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; improving the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and, supporting efforts to protect and help those affected by violence; while continuously honoring the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit.
The Petit Family Foundation provides academic scholarships, community service awards, and grants to local schools to bolster their academic programs. Read More

Shriners Scramble – Boston Marathon Charity Golf Event

New England

Tallan has supported the Shriners Hospitals for Children for many years, including the Shriner’s Scramble.
Shriner’s mission is to:
– Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
– Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
– Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. Read More

Franklin 4 the Cure

Franklin, TN

The annual Franklin 4 the Cure is a series of events throughout the day including a 5K in the morning, kid fun runs, silent auction, and an evening concert. The event helps to raise awareness of and money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a local children’s cancer hospital. The 5K Race and Kids Fun Runs appeals to everyone, from the casual walker to the serious runner. The kid’s runs are held following the 5K with each child receiving a medal for their participation. The evening concert on the Westhaven Club House lawn features acclaimed singers and song writers.

Ice Scream Against Cancer Fundraiser

Rocky Hill, CT

Tallan hosts events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and a Tallan employee affected by cancer. The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping people get well by being there during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night, or visit cancer.org.

Bike MS: RedThread+Steelcase Ride

Windsor, CT

The Bike MS: RedThread+Steelcase Ride, presented by Louis Dreyfus Commodities, marks the 32nd anniversary of the event. The number of people living with multiple sclerosis increases every hour of every day. This astonishing rate is not going to diminish, nor will it stop, until we’ve found a cure. Research has made some incredible advances recently, but the world can still only offer disease management drugs and therapies to the 400,000 people living with MS in America.
In 2009, Tallan formed a cycling team for the MS Bike Tour because we know that riding 100 miles is nowhere near as difficult as confronting a lifetime with multiple sclerosis. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society gives us all reason to hope, though. The Tallan cycling is 20+ members strong and continues to grow. To date Tallan has raised over $10,000 to help in the fight against MS. Read More

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