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A company with a purpose

Creating impact in the Bay Area for over 25 years

Social impact inspired by social justice

In the early 1990s while teaching at a public middle school in San Francisco, Varsity Founder Patrick Ciccarelli uncovered an opportunity to help children learn by bringing technology into the classroom.

Encouraged by seeing how access to technology changed the students’ relationship to learning, he was later inspired to establish a program called the Cisco Networking Academy. Located at San Francisco State University, the newly formed program helped students prepare for careers in the IT industry. Students who may not have considered IT were able to start long-lasting careers throughout Silicon Valley. The Cisco Networking Academy became one of the largest training institutes for technology at the time.

Fueled by his love of education and driven by his belief that “technology can be strategic,” Patrick launched Varsity Technologies, which has been servicing the Bay Area and beyond for more than 25 years. Varsity works primarily with nonprofits and mission-driven organizations with an eye on how to help them achieve greater social impact.

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Social impact is in our DNA

Varsity was founded to help create social impact through the use of technology. This basic yet defining goal is still the same today.

Partnering with us will enable your organization to:

Service is our core value

We designed our customer experience model around our core value, “Relentless service to others.” We have built our business on going above and beyond to bring our customers the best value even when it’s not the most beneficial to us.

We know you are dealing with complex issues in the community, so we will work tirelessly to research an appropriate solution for your needs even if it is outside our wheelhouse. We honor this by continuously finding ways to help technology enhance the impact your services provide.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion continue to be our top priority

As a Benefit Corporation in California, we made a commitment and a legal responsibility to provide socially impactful IT services to the people of California. We went all in — and we are even more committed today. We take action that is more than accolades, certifications, symbols, or words. At Varsity, we are committed to three aspects of being a for-profit for good and these binding commitments lead us and challenge us every day in running our organization.


Since our inception, Varsity’s founder, Patrick Ciccarelli, has been committed to environmental causes (dating as far back as his first Earth day in 1990). Varsity continues this commitment with our most recent accomplishment: achieving Carbon Neutral status in 2020.


Creating a workforce that reflects our community isn’t always easy. It takes ingenuity and the belief that everyone should have an opportunity to build a career. Our approach to diversity, inclusion, and equity starts with engaging and supporting people.


We serve the greater good of the communities around us, not just our bottom line. And that started with our commitment to work with non-profits, schools, and social impact organizations. Our focus is our strength.

Our recent initiatives and successes in pursuit of these commitments speak to our bold leadership and our relentless pursuit of impact. Some say we’ve accomplished more in the past five years than many companies have achieved in their entire existence.
We are not stopping and we aren’t finished yet. Over the next five years, we will continue to innovate on how to encourage growth for women in tech, women in leadership, and technology for measurable impact.
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A partner in sustainability

We are committed to integrating sustainable practices into our organization, and into the work we perform for our clients. It’s one of the reasons we have consistently scored in the top 10% of all B Corps for overall social and environmental impact.

A thought leader in action

Your organization will benefit from our years of thought leadership and action in the following:

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