GRANDVILLE — Trivalent Group, a leading Michigan technology firm, today announced Catherine’s Health Center as the top award recipient of CompassionIT (pronounced “compassionate”). The philanthropic initiative, originally intended to donate $30,000 in free technology and support services to Michigan nonprofits, was able to nearly double the award thanks to a donation by its premier sponsor, Zenith Infotech Ltd.
Trivalent Group will provide Catherine’s Health Center with Zenith Infotech’s TigerCloud system. TigerCloud provides a comprehensive infrastructure encompassing on-site hardware for virtual desktops, servers and SAN storage. Through this solution, Catherine’s Health Center will be able to take advantage of disaster recovery and backup protection.

With the enhanced donation of the TigerCloud solution from Zenith Infotech, Trivalent Group was able to extend second and third place recipients of CompassionIT with $15,000 and $5,000 worth of technology and support services respectively.
“We are very thankful for the support from our sponsors and are proud to be able to help multiple nonprofits,” said Larry Andrus, CEO of Trivalent Group. “It feels great to know that we are helping these nonprofits make a difference in our community.”
“Zenith Infotech is thrilled to be partnering with Trivalent Group to help Catherine’s Health Center and the other CompassionIT finalists implement major technology upgrades that will improve their ability to provide services to their communities,” added Maurice Saluan, senior vice president of sales for Zenith Infotech.
A six-member selection committee, along with a public vote, determined the top award recipient from the five finalists. Catherine’s Health Center was determined as the top recipient of CompassionIT. With the additional contributions, Trivalent Group is able to provide support for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids and Degage Ministries. The other two finalists, Greater Hopes Family Services and Family Network of Wyoming, will receive a technology assessment and prioritized roadmap worth at least $4,000 from Trivalent Group. 
“We are truly honored and ecstatic to be the top award recipient of this initiative,” said Karen J. Kaashoek, executive director of Catherine’s Health Center. “As a nonprofit organization, donations like this are vital to our organization. We couldn’t do it without community support.”
For more information on CompassionIT and the nonprofits, visit To learn more about Trivalent Group, visit
Established in 2003, Trivalent Group has emerged as one of Michigan’s largest technology firms through organic growth and acquisitions. Trivalent’s services allow clients to take advantage of cutting edge technologies by subscribing to various ‘managed service’ options that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to purchase outright. Trivalent is headquartered in Grandville, with offices in Mt. Pleasant, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek.


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