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Foundation Partners with ThinkEDU to Increase Access to Technology for Community Colleges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and CARROLLTON, Texas — The Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) has partnered with ThinkEDU to improve the ways students, faculty, and staff access affordable software and technology tools. The Foundation has over a decade of experience securing academic discounts for the Community College system through their CollegeBuys purchasing program. ThinkEDU, an e-commerce company dedicated to working with college students and educators, will manage the newly launched online stores at www.CollegeBuys.org. ThinkEDU will be responsible for customer service, product delivery, and the academic verification process, streamlining the overall online shopping experience.

“We were excited to be selected by the Foundation to build and manage the newly designed CollegeBuys.org online store,” said Michael Fischler, CEO of ThinkEDU. “We are extremely proud to add CollegeBuys.org with its 200+ eStore configurations to our ThinkEDU eStore Network.”

ThinkEDU has decades of experience working within the higher education market, and their national presence and existing infrastructure will help CollegeBuys continue to offer software, hardware, and other technology related items at deeply discounted prices to the Community College system. CollegeBuys helps save millions on academic purchases for students, faculty, and staff each year. Last year, students saved over $1.6 million on Microsoft Office alone.

“The Foundation’s partnerships with companies like Microsoft and Adobe have made it possible for individuals in the Community College system to purchase important tools necessary to succeed in higher education,” said Keetha Mills, Foundation President and CEO. “This new partnership with ThinkEDU will allow us to further benefit our state’s Community Colleges and the students they serve.”

Since launching the new store last week, CollegeBuys saw the highest sales in program history, and is looking forward to utilizing the increased traffic to secure additional product offerings in the future. Collaborating with ThinkEDU will allow CollegeBuys to better serve member colleges and increase product sales and offerings, helping more students and educators afford the tools they need to succeed.

About the Foundation for California Community Colleges

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the official nonprofit foundation to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and Chancellor’s Office. The Foundation’s mission is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community College system, the largest higher education system in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation works with Community Colleges and partner organizations to manage donations, grants, programs, and services that drive excellence in education while saving millions of dollars for colleges each year. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation and receives no direct state or public support.

About ThinkEDU

Based in Carrollton, Texas, ThinkEDU offers everything for students, faculty and staff − including academic discounts on software, hardware and more. ThinkEDU is a one-stop shop for students, faculty, and staff to purchase their software, hardware, accessories, and more. ThinkEDU operates over 1,000 online technology stores for college bookstores and schools. Contact us at PR@thinkEDU.com or go to www.thinkEDU.com to learn more about our free marketing materials, affiliate program, and more.

 
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