Community Involvement

  •  Practically a Golf Tournament – Fund Raiser for the EpilepsyCenter of Northwest,Ohio.  An outdoor putt putt tournament at Levis Commons complete with 18 custom holes of golf from local businesses.
  • Toledo Blade’s 175th Anniversary Celebration to benefit LISC – a black tie event at the Toledo Club featuring multiple levels of the club for food and cocktails along with a presentation by the Mayor and John Block, Editor of The Toledo Blade.  The event was attended by over 300 prominent business persons from theToledoarea.
  • EPIC Rocks Fashion – Culture and Couture Chair. Formalized the event organization, committees and (an all local) production, marketing and logistics of an exclusive multi-media, outdoor fashion event and featured Levis Commons Entertainment District party. Proceeds benefitted the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio.
  • Created the first Runway Rivalry competition in cooperation with The Toledo Blade. The Runway Rivalry was the regional event that allowed the EPIC Rocks Fashion show to feature local models. Hundreds of participants entered and over 60 were chosen to participate in the fashion show.
  • Creator of “The Garden Party”, a signature fund raiser for Schedel Arboretum and Gardens inElmore,Ohio. The event is one of the largest per-capita fund raisers in the area benefiting the Schedel Foundation.
  • Creator of the “Gatsby Gala”, the Arthritis Foundation’s signature fund raising event.
  • Raised funds or volunteered for the following organizations and events: Arthritis Foundation Joints in Motion Marathon, Dublin, Ireland; Bike to the Bay – Rookie of the Year, MS Society; World AIDS Day; the Humane Society; the Kidney Foundation; Hospice; Susan G. Komen Party for the Cure; The Cancer Society; United Way and MDA (including a project that produced a $100,000 donation to the National MDA from Port Clinton DECA.)
  • Member/Volunteer holding an executive marketing or other position with numerous networking and community organizations including: Marketing Education and DECA regional and state judge; Schedel Gardens Director’s Council President; Citifest; the Society for Marketing Professional Services; ITANO; Mountain Mentors; CASA; HBA Parade of Homes; Erie Street Market; THRA Home and Garden Show; and the Toledo Club.
  • Founding member (one of three) of the Educational Scholarship Foundation and the Chairman of the THRA Scholarship Committee responsible for creating criteria and judging the applications for an academic scholarship.
  • Creator of “The Mud Puddle” in support of the Toledo Mud Hens opening year.