In February, cleverbridge hosted its seventh annual fundraising gala. The technology company chose Imerman Angels as this year’s fundraising recipient. cleverbridge also added a fun twist to the event that helped generate even more excitement and raise more donations than last year.

Q: What is cleverpalooza?

A: cleverbridge hosts this annual gala, which raises money for a charitable cause. The first event, in 2010, benefitted the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Q: Why did you choose Imerman Angels as this year’s fundraising recipient?

A: The experience an employee’s father had with Imerman Angels while battling cancer made a significant impact on him.

Q: What was the outcome of this year’s event?

A: More than 420 guests attended, and the event raised 40 percent more in total funds than the previous year. This year, for the first time, cleverbridge employees formed teams and competed to see who could bring in the most money. Each team raised about $2,000 in donations.