On April 12, 2018, the Rappahannock United Way (RUW) hosted a luncheon to celebrate the extraordinary fundraising campaigns of 2017 thanks to businesses and organizations in the Fredericksburgarea. And to Amanda Strawn’s surprise, there was a personal well-deserved recognition given for all that she does to motivate the Hilldrup team to continue making a difference!
The luncheon was hosted at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center at the University of Mary Washington through sponsorships. The celebratory luncheon was attended by a handful of Hilldrup employees including, Beth Williams, Vice President of Human Resources; Amanda Strawn, Relocation Specialist; Linda Rivera, Vice President of Quality and Customer Relations; and Shelly Snyder, Executive Assistant to Hilldrup President and CEO Charles W. McDaniel.
“I had no idea!” confessed Amanda, on winning the 2017 Campaign Coordinator of the Year Award in our company size category. She explained that she’s been participating with RUW campaigns since she first began with Hilldrup, originally as a Summer Helper in 2008.
“The money and resources that we collect are being funneled back to the people in your community – so you always know where your donations are going,” said Amanda on why partnering with RUW is so important. “You may not even realize that your neighbors or even people you work with could be relying on and benefiting from the work that RUW does.”
During the event, Rappahannock United Way President, Janel Donohue, said the workplace campaign was key in the 2017 fundraising efforts. She explained donations from employees of participating local businesses and organizations contributed $1.7 million of the $2.29 million raised from the Fredericksburg area.
Check out some of our RUW campaign activities that Hilldrup has hosted throughout 2017:
- Jean Memberships – Employees purchase “Jean Memberships” that permit casual attire during the span of either one month (for $20) or three months (for $40)
- Employee Vendor Fair
- Valentine’s Day Raffle
- Basket Raffle
- Day of Action
- A special visit from RUW’s Grace Draper, Corporate Relationship Manager and Ann Jones, Director of Resource Development for RUW
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our efforts to continue supporting the incredible work that RUW does. And a special thank you and congratulations to Amanda for leading Hilldrup’s campaign – we’re grateful for all your hard work and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2018!
From left: Dr. Robert Benson, Superintendent for King George County Schools; Mickie Galik of the Rappahannock United Way; Beth Williams, Vice President of Human Resources; Amanda Strawn, Relocation Specialist; Linda Rivera, Vice President of Quality and Customer Relations; and Shelly Snyder, Executive Assistant to Hilldrup President and CEO Charles W. McDaniel, enjoy the Rappahannock United Way (RUW) luncheon on April 12, 2018.
Amanda Strawn, center, was honored alongside other RUW Campaign Coordinators in the Fredericksburg area during the luncheon.
Amanda Strawn, Relocation Specialist for Hilldrup, also serves as a Campaign Coordinator for RUW. Amanda was recognized as the 2017 Campaign Coordinator of the Year Award recipient within our company’s size category at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center in Fredericksburg, VA.