Annual Riley luncheon honors Dance Marathon

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College-Notre Dame Dance Marathon (SMC-ND DM) executive officers were invited to the annual Hope Happens Here Luncheon for the Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis on Friday. “The Annual Riley luncheon is one of my favorite events to attend because it helps put into perspective what Dance Marathon helps support,” president Rebecca Guerin said. Junior Amy Tiberi, vice president of internal relations for the SMC-ND DM, said around 1,500 people attended the Hope Happens Here luncheon. All of the attendees were donors to Riley Children’s Hospital in some way. Also in attendance were Riley patients, parents and doctors, as well as executives for the hospital, Indiana University and Butler University. “It was a reminder of what Dance Marathon does for the patients and staff of Riley,” Tiberi said. “It was renewing and made me much more motivated to make this an amazing year for our marathon.” The luncheon is an annual meeting to touch base with all the donors and let them know how their profits have been put to good use at Riley Children’s Hospital, she said. The Riley Board of Governors, amongst other speakers, expressed gratitude toward the donors and detailed plans for future fundraisers. Junior Maureen Parsons, vice president of finance for the marathon, said the luncheon was an opportunity for the Riley Foundation to thank those who have given to Riley over the last year, including SMC-ND DM. “People, including Riley’s CEO and President, spoke to the attendees, and we saw videos of what Riley is doing for kids and their families,” Parsons said. “It reminded our executives of why we spend all year raising money and awareness for Riley Hospital.” In addition, eight Riley patients were recognized as 2012 Riley Champions for their ability to inspire others and raise awareness in their communities, which made an impact on multiple SMC-ND Dance Marathon executives. Parsons said the Riley Champions shared their stories and helped others understand all the amazing work continually done by Riley Children’s Hospital. “Some of these kids would not be alive today if it weren’t for the doctors are Riley Hospital,” she said. “I could tell that the champions really built a relationship with the doctors and nurses who had made them feel at home during their visits.” Senior David Fosselman, Notre Dame DM executive, said the luncheon was an great experience for him and the other executives. “Two years ago I volunteered to be a counselor at Camp Riley — it is a summer camp for the children at Riley,” Fosselman said. “While I was at the luncheon, I was able to see some of my old campers and co-counselors, which was nice and unexpected.” Senior Elizabeth Downs, DM campus relations executive, said the luncheon made her especially excited for the marathon in the spring. “I had a great time. It makes me really excited for the actual marathon because I have a newfound gratitude for where all our donations go,” said Downs. “It makes me realize that what we’re all doing really makes a difference.”last_img read more

‘Glimmer of hope’

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CU provided Texas entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt with means to escape homelessness.Ingrid Vanderveldt has a list of successful ventures to her name.The Austin, Texas-based entrepreneur has also seen her share of failure, including one that left her homeless and living out of her car.“It’s one thing when you grow up blessed. It’s totally different when you’ve lost everything and you’ve hit rock bottom,” Vanderveldt said during an executive session breakfast at the America’s Credit Union Conference/World Credit Union Conference Monday.In her time of need, Vanderveldt said it was a credit union that came to her aid, listened to her story, and decided to take a chance on her by helping her out financially. As a result, Vanderveldt said she continues to do business with and now directs as many individuals to that small, one-branch Austin credit union as often as she can.“That’s the power of what happens when you give members that glimmer of hope,” said Vanderveldt, the founder and chair of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020, which aims to provide female entrepreneurs around the world with the tools and insight needed to successfully create businesses and leadership opportunities. continue reading »last_img read more

Steenbergen appointed chief financial officer at Lufthansa | News

first_img“With Remco Steenbergen, we will have a distinguished financial expert with extensive experience in the capital markets joining us as the new Lufthansa Group chief financial officer,” said Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG supervisory board. “Remco Steenbergen brings with him excellent financial expertise from various companies as well as industries and has also impressed the supervisory board with his personality. “Especially now, when the pandemic is having such serious consequences for air travel, an internationally experienced and well-respected chief financial officer is more important than ever for Lufthansa Group: not only to overcome the current crisis but also for the coming years, when we have to – and want to – pay back government stabilisation funds.”- Advertisement – After the resignations of Ulrik Svensson and Thorsten Dirks, Carsten Spohr, chairman of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, took over the responsibilities of the chief financial officer on an interim basis. With the appointment of Steenbergen, the finance division will be re-established. It will include controlling and risk management, corporate finance, accounting and balance sheets, taxes, and purchasing, as well as mergers and acquisitions.- Advertisement – Most recently, Steenbergen was chief financial officer of Barry Callebaut Group based in Zurich, Switzerland and prior to that, worked at Philips and at KPMG. Throughout his career, he has held a wide range of global leadership and financial management roles at numerous companies in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Belgium, Ireland, the United States and Switzerland. Lufthansa has appointed Remco Steenbergen to the role of chief financial officer. Taking up the position at the start of January, Steenbergen will also take a seat on the executive board.- Advertisement –center_img OlderHeathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse – Advertisement –last_img read more

Low stock fuels M4 heat

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Four more sign turnover-based streaming and data deal with ATR

first_img Submit Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 BetVictor, Betway, BoyleSports and Unibet have joined Betfred in signing a turnover based streaming and data deal with At The Races (ATR), which will begin in January 2020.The agreement will cover the delivery of streaming and raceday data, which ATR sells as a licensee for its racecourse rights holders across the platform’s UK horseracing content.Under the terms of the agreement, the operators will shift from a pence per stream pricing model to one where ATR receives a share of turnover on all bets placed. ATR’s content will be delivered via its wholly owned streaming platform, Sport Mediastream.Matthew Imi, Chief Executive, At The Races celebrated the new agreement: “We are delighted to have concluded these four important agreements and look forward to working closely with our partners to maximise betting turnover on our racing product.”It affirms the strong relationship between the operators and the broadcaster, and will allow all parties to work collaboratively on digital content innovation over the term.The agreement also shows a growth in support for the turnover-focused streaming model, which has recently faced scrutiny over concerns that operators’ margins could be hit by the new model.At the time of signing the agreement, Rakesh Chablani, Managing Director of Betfred.com, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with ATR and we look forward to working together in growing our horseracing product.”last_img read more