How Would You Raise $91,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network?

18 Staff+36 Volunteer Hours= $91,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network!

Supporting the Children’s Miracle Network, Globe University-La Crosse staff and faculty volunteered for the annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon. Eighteen staff members answered phone calls at the La Crosse Radio Group station and collected over $91,000 in donations for the Children’s Miracle Network!

Dean of Students Aimee Miritello and Registrar Katie Heron at the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon.

“Globe University really stepped up and took a lead in this year’s Radiothon event by covering all phone shifts on Friday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Mangy Nogel, Children’s Miracle Network Program Specialist. “Their enthusiastic, positive attitudes were a great contribution to the atmosphere.”

By embodying the ‘We Care’ mission of Globe University, staff and faculty volunteer to support the Children’s Miracle Network and to build relationships with the Coulee Region community.

“It is rare for an organization to not only recognize how important volunteers are to local charities but then also allow employees to dedicate work time to make a difference,” Nogel shared. “I very much appreciate the generosity of their time to help make Radiothon possible.”

The Children’s Miracle Network is a special organization that gives 100% of the donations they collect back to the community to support children and families with healthcare needs, according to Nogel. Globe was fortunate to team up with such a terrific charity that has a huge impact on the local community.

Community Manager Brady Lowe and Librarian Dana Wallace at the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon.

“We talked to so many great people on the phones who gave donations,” explained Lisa Paulson, Globe Career Services Coordinator. “The highlight of the morning was meeting a child who was there to be interviewed and spotlighted for the hour.  She was a beautiful little spirited girl who had benefited from CMN in the past for medical and rehabilitation costs.”

In addition to providing 36 hours of volunteer assistance for the Radiothon, Globe University-La Crosse contributed $100 of charitable giving to the fundraiser.

“We must give back to our communities in order to show appreciation for the students that attend here and the jobs our community provides our students,” shared June Vatland, Globe University Associate Dean.  “I felt extremely fortunate and appreciative after my experience with the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon.”

Photos from the event can be seen on the Globe University-La Crosse Facebook page.