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Recently, a group of Hilldrup Stafford employees attended Rappahannock United Way’s 2018 Campaign Celebration in recognition of the extraordinary fundraising campaigns of businesses throughout the Fredericksburg area.
The luncheon was hosted at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, thanks to sponsorships that made the event possible. There, our team represented Hilldrup Stafford’s efforts to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the Rappahannock United Way (RUW) during the 2018 campaign year. RUW’s impact focuses on three main areas: Education, Financial Stability and Healthy Living for those in our local area.
Hilldrup was proud to have raised a grand total of $53,759 for RUW during our 2018 campaign, inspired by RUW’s campaign theme of, “Race to the finish!” Businesses and donors were recognized by Janel Donohue, Rappahannock United Way President, in a variety of categories during the campaign celebration.
Hilldrup Stafford’s own Amanda Strawn, Team Lead-Expense & Compliance and Hilldrup RUW Campaign Coordinator, was specifically recognized twice during the luncheon! Amanda was awarded the Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC) of the Year for the business category of 251 – 1,000 employees as well as the fun category of “Teacher’s Pet” during the event. Amanda overcame a particularly challenging hurdle during the campaign: hosting events and rallies at our Stafford Corporate Headquarters during our ongoing renovations. Thanks to Amanda’s agility, communication and positivity, Hilldrup’s campaign was not only successful but recognized and praised during the event. We couldn’t be more proud of Amanda’s leadership and efforts throughout the campaign, and we’re so glad she was honored for her tireless work!
Thanks to the local community’s efforts in the 2018 Workplace Campaign, an incredible $1.8 million dollars was raised in total for RUW!
Check out a few of the RUW campaign activities Hilldrup held in 2018:
- Jean Memberships – Employees purchase “Jean Memberships” that permit jeans to be worn during the span of either one month (for $30) or two months (for $50)
- Valentine’s Day Wine Raffle
- Employee Vendor Fair
- Book Drive
- Summer Carnival
- Baby Drive
- Crab Feast
- Day of Action
- Basket Raffle
Thank you to everyone who participated in our efforts to continue supporting RUW and all that they make possible for those in our community. And, a special congratulations and thank you to Amanda for leading our 2018 campaign – we’re thankful and proud of all of your hard work! We look forward to what’s in store for RUW’s 2019 campaign!
During RUW’s 2018 Campaign Celebration, Hilldrup was highlighted for our participation in the Workplace Campaign. Here, Grace Draper (far left), Corporate Relationship Manager for RUW, Janel Donohue (second from left), President of RUW, and Ann Jones (third from right), Director of Resource Development for RUW, gathered together with members of our Stafford team for a quick photo during the check presentation at our corporate headquarters.
Congratulations to Amanda Strawn, Team Lead-Expense & Compliance, for being recognized during the event for her outstanding work in leading Hilldrup’s campaign. Amanda was awarded the Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC) of the Year for the business category of 251 – 1,000 employees as well as the fun category of “Teacher’s Pet” during the event.
(Top row from left:) Charlie McDaniel, Manager, Global Sales and Branch Operations; Tyler Strawn, Transport Solutions Manager; Remus Boxley, VP of Human Resources; Charles W. McDaniel, President & CEO of Hilldrup; (bottom row) Darcy Duxbury, Customer Assistance Counselor; Linda Rivera, VP of Quality/Customer Relations; Amanda Strawn, Team Lead-Expense & Compliance and Bridget Geiger, Corporate Communications Strategist, gather for a photo in celebration of our team’s success and Amanda’s well-deserved recognition!