Monday, January 11, 2010

THANK YOU 2009 Loaned Executives

by Nicole Milbradt, Sr. Marketing Associate & Events Manager

I cannot believe I just typed “2010”!

It seems like just yesterday that we met our 2009 class of UWPC Loaned Executives (LEs); there they were, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with no idea what they had just gotten themselves into. So, what had they gotten themselves into? Fifteen weeks of hard, but rewarding, work. Fifteen weeks of making connections, meeting new people, planning campaigns, tallying pledge forms, educating the community, and – eeek! – public speaking (insert dramatic music here).

We had 11 UWPC LEs who raised funds for the UWPC Community Campaign. We also had the great privilege of working alongside five Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Loaned Executives. The CFC LEs are loaned from the military and United States Postal Service and work specifically raising money for federal accounts.

We could not be more proud of the work that these 16 brave individuals accomplished during their time at UWPC. We simply could not run the campaign without them. And the LE program would not exist without the generous organizations that loan or sponsor the individuals. We work with hundreds of accounts, and our tiny team is physically unable to give every single one of those campaigns the time and attention they so richly deserve. However, when you add 16 talented, hard-working people to the mix, well, the game completely changes!

A huge thanks to our 2009 class of Loaned Executives and to the companies who loaned/sponsored them!

United Way of Pierce County LEs: Luther Rimorin, loaned by Puget Sound Energy; Mark Kawabata loaned by State Farm Insurance; Shelley Roberts loaned by Tacoma Public Utilities; Cristina Celani, Malcolm Russell, Liz Stanton, Michelle Spruell and Michelle Smith, all sponsored by The Boeing Company; Patricia Hart sponsored by Russell Investments and Columbia Bank, Megan McFarlane sponsored by Group Health and Pediatrics NW; and, Sinh Nguyen sponsored by Regence and KeyBank.

CFC LEs: MSgt Christopher Yando loaned by McChord Air Force Base; DeeDee Emmett loaned by theUS Postal Service; 1Lt Passion Julinsey loaned by WA National Guard, MSG Tito Vazquez loaned by Madigan/Warriors Transition Battalion; and, SSG Morris Anderson loaned by Fort Lewis.