UVU PRSSA Raises Over $3,000 During Fall Fundraiser
December 8, 2016
OREM, Utah (Dec. 8, 2016) — Utah Valley University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter members hosted their annual fall fundraiser from Oct. 26 – Nov. 4. In an effort to raise money for the student organization, UVU PRSSA members temporarily replaced the UCCU Center’s staff in their ushering and custodial duties during the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) girls’ volleyball state tournament.
“PRSSA's Fall 2016 fundraiser was such a success,” said Kaycee Colledge, vice president of fundraising for UVU PRSSA. “This fundraiser was the first of its kind for PRSSA, meaning we have always planned an event or had some kind of fundraiser in which we invited people to come to us. We had some apprehension about simply raising money based on volunteer-work, but I think it is safe to say that, as a whole, the UVU PRSSA organization thoroughly enjoyed it.”
The fundraiser was a team effort. Not only do the remarks of leadership support the success of the fundraiser, but the numbers speak for themselves. The results are as follows:
- 45 volunteers
- 127 shifts covered
- 354 hours worked
- $3,184 raised
“It was refreshing to give our time back to the school as we raised money for the organization we benefit so much from,” Colledge said. “Here's to a very successful fundraiser and many more to come!”
View more UVU PRSSA activities at: http://www.uvuprssa.org/
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About UVU PRSSA:
UVU’s PRSSA Chapter was established in October of 2009. In a short seven years, their Chapter has more than 140 active students and has received local, state and national recognition. In 2013 and 2016, the Chapter received the Teahan Outstanding Chapter award. In addition to holding monthly professional development activities and programs, UVU PRSSA has received four Golden Spike Awards, including Best of Show and Utah’s Top PR Industry award. UVU’s PRSSA Chapter is integrated within UVU and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development excursions.
UVU PRSSA, Editorial Committee