Advanced DataTools is an active participant in our community in
many ways. We have a dedication to volunteerism, sponsorship, and
organizational support, and our staff is encouraged to share in
our efforts or those of their choosing. Please follow the links
below to learn more about our favorite local organizations.
As part of our dedication to fostering the Informix and Brio communities,
Advanced DataTools is the proud sponsor of several major local and
international user groups. We provide sponsorship and event support
to help these groups continue their mission, and have several staff
members active on their boards and in their membership. Go
to our User Groups page.
We are pleased to be supporting the work of VADV. Advanced DataTools
completed the VAdata web-based application, and is now providing
some pro bono support to re-engineer the system using new tools.
VAdata is used by programs across the state of Virginia to collect
domestic violence information from victims and families. This information
is used to increase awareness, procure additional funding for victim
and family services, and to report domestic violence statistics
to the funding sources of the various programs. Go
to the VADV website.
Advanced DataTools has been actively involved in the DC/MD/VA
Chapter (formerly National Capital Area Chapter) of the ALSA since
2000, when Lester Knutsen's mother was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotropic
Lateral Sclerosis), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”.
Since then we have been a major sponsor and have formed a company
team each year in the annual Walk to D'Feet ALS since its debut
in 2000. Go to the ALSA website.
Choralis was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann,
and is already recognized across the Washington, DC area for its
musical excellence by critics and audiences alike.
As one of the founding members, Linda Knutsen has encouraged an
active involvement in Choralis programs. In addition to its outstanding
local performances, Choralis also sponsors programs for aspiring
vocal and choral high school musicians, and a chamber ensemble,
Echos. We have two employees in the chorus, a former employee on
the Board of Directors, and are a charter sponsor of Choralis,
in its fourth year. Go to the
As part of our commitment to our community, Advanced DataTools
has trained and employed several young adults to help them prepare
for their future careers. We believe that fostering the careers
of these student-employees can help to make our future world a better