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United Way announces Campaign Consultants for 2009September 14, 2009
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United Way announces Campaign Consultants for 2009
Volunteers on loan from their employers help staff support nearly 500 company campaigns
NASHVILLE, TN, September 14, 2009 — Each year, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville conducts a fundraising campaign with nearly 500 companies in the Davidson County area — quite a feat, but one that couldn’t possibly be achieved with just its own staff. That’s where Campaign Consultants come in. These unique volunteers are “loaned” by their employers for a few hours a week to serve as an extension of United Way’s campaign staff during its annual fundraising season.
Companies that loan an employee for the Campaign Consultant program help to reduce United Way’s fundraising costs so that even more money can be given back to the community. The program lasts 12 weeks (August 24 through November 7) and consultants work an average of three to six hours per week.
“We are indebted to these companies for allowing interested employees to participate in this program. Their generosity shows a real commitment to the community. And these hardworking employees — who make the time to help us while still working their ‘day jobs’ are a crucial part of our success. We simply could not do it without them,” said Eric Dewey, President and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.
There are twelve Campaign Consultants serving as United Way account managers for companies running fundraising campaigns this year.
2009 United Way Campaign Consultants and their sponsoring companies:
• Paula Christie, Central Parking Corp
• Darlene Cropper, Cushion Employer Services
• Melinda Finaly, Deloitte
• John Phillips, Deloitte
• Jackie Ahiasti, Federal Reserve Bank
• Ryan Clopton, First Tennessee
• Christin Shatzer, Lipscomb University
• Tracy Porier, Marriott
• Jessica Fox, Regions
• Samer Rafidi, Regions
• Dianne Spencer, Regions
• Michelle Eades, The Tennessean
• Max Beasley, UPS