Written by Tom Stoltz, business program chair
Globe University-Minneapolis students partnered with Cosi Restaurant to sell cookies for $1.00 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The original goal was to raise $100, however, through the generous contributions of the IDS lunch crowd, the event raised $225.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation cookie sale was a project created by Globe University-Minneapolis Professional Communications students who wanted to use their writing and communication techniques to raise awareness and funds for an admirable cause.
The students learned about Make-A-Wish and their funding needs through Globe University’s long-standing association with the foundation. To assist with the fundraising effort, Cosi generously donated a large supply of their tantalizing chocolate cookies. IDS Property Management was also an event sponsor.
“I enjoyed the fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation because it taught me how to interact with customers on a group basis,” said student Jeffrey Ingvall. “It also showed me how a fundraising event could be so much fun.”
Though the cookies were priced at $1 and there were 100 in total, people donated much more to assist with the Make-A-Wish mission.
“What I enjoyed about the Make-A-Wish fundraiser was seeing many people come together to raise awareness and funds for a worthy organization,” student Heather Farley explained. “I also loved watching people who came by and gave more than necessary just to make a large contribution to support a commendable cause.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.